Shopping at Robison’s Jewelry Benefits Council on Aging

Shop at Robison's Jewelry in Fernandina Beach on February 9th and 10th and the store will donate 10% to the COA.

Shopping at Robison's Jewelry Benefits Council on AgingDouble the love in your Valentine’s Day gift by shopping at Robison’s Jewelry Company, 217 Center St, Fernandina Beach, on February 9th and 10th. The store will donate 10 percent of gross sales to the COA building fund on all purchases made that day.

Nassau County, FL – The Council on Aging of Nassau welcomed three new Board Members for the 2012 season, Annette Calfee of Wells Fargo, Barbara Gingher of Baptist Medical Center Nassau, and Ed Kane the Ocean Club Villas HOA President.

The Board also bid farewell to outgoing Board Secretary, Darrell Heun. “All of us are looking forward to an exciting 2012 as we continue to provide services to more than 2,800 Nassau residents this year while also developing plans to increase the number of recipients of these services by 20-30%,” stated Fran Shea, Board President.

COA Board of Directors

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COA Board of Directors, L to R: Mary Pitcher-Vice President, Allen Lennon, Barbara Gingher, Treasurer Gail Morgan, Jan Carver, President Fran Shea, Darrell Huen, Ed Kane, Secretary Annette Calfee, Charles Albert, David Buchanan, and Pam Brown. Not Pictured is Deborah Gold.

The COA is in the process of relocating from their current location across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau to property north of Atlantic Avenue between North 13th and 14th Streets. A new Transportation Center building is currently in the construction phase and plans are completed for a new East Nassau senior center tentatively to be named The Life Center, although a naming opportunity for the center does exist should a major benefactor step forward.

The COA is currently in the midst of an aggressive Capital Campaign to raise funds to allow relocation in the summer of 2013. “However, construction of the Life Center is only partially funded, so much work remains to be done. We need our community’s help in accomplishing this task,” stated Allen Lennon, Capital Campaign Chairman.

The Council on Aging of Nassau is a non-governmental 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency. They cheerfully deliver critical services to Nassau County seniors in five categories including Meals on Wheels, COA Transportation, In-Home Care, and Adult Day Health Care, while operating two senior recreation centers.

The COA relies on donations from private individuals and foundations, as well as local businesses, to supplement funding provided by federal and state grants.

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