A group of seniors from Council on Aging went to Centre Street to hand out sweet treats to all the little ghosts and goblins.
Fernandina Beach, FL – On Halloween morning, a group of seniors from Nassau County Council on Aging’s (NCCOA) Adult Day Health Care program took a bus ride to Centre Street where they gathered to hand out sweet treats to all the little ghosts and goblins. The annual event is a highlight for hundreds of local children who wear costumes and receive candy from both business merchants and individuals.
According to NCCOA’s Executive Director, Janice Ancrum, it’s hard to tell who’s enjoying themselves more. “Our seniors love to take part in various community events like Halloween on Centre Street, and each year the children really respond to them. It’s a lot of fun for everyone, but our seniors truly enjoy taking part in the festivities.”
“We’d also like to thank all the local merchants on Centre who go out of their way to make the day so special,” she added.
More than 100 children were on the march in both directions on Centre Street and the parents and grandparents had a wonderful time trying to keep up.
In its 40th year serving the needs of Nassau County seniors, The Council on Aging of Nassau County is a 501(3)(c) not for profit agency. There are five outreach programs currently offered by the COA: Two Senior Centers, In-home Services, Transportation Services, Meals on Wheels, and Adult Day Healthcare. The COA is partially funded by local and federal grants and donations from local individuals and businesses.