Council on Aging's Janice Ancrum, visits Sunrise RotaryAmelia Island, FL – Janice Ancrum, Executive Director of the Council on Aging was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Rotary Club. At age sixteen, Janice worked at a Council on Aging facility as her first summer job. Now, thirty-seven years later, she is the Executive Director of the organization.

Janice explained that 90% of seniors prefer to “age in place”, which makes the services from Council on Aging so valuable. They provide in-home services such as: cleaning, shopping, running errands, transportation to doctor’s visits, and companion visits to the home.

The transportation entity of Council on Aging is the only public transportation system on the island, and staffs twenty-five drivers. This service is funded by the Department of Transportation which helps pay for the staffing, insurance, fuel costs, and maintenance.

Located next to Baptist Medical Center Nassau, the Council on Aging was able to extend their lease for eight more years, while they continue to look for a larger facility.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Mark Dennis, at or go to Find us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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