Local seniors age 60 and older in need of support with depression, stress, addiction issues, family
problems, or other issues may contact COA for help. Free counseling services will be provided through one of our providers, Aging True.
Grandparents as Parents
Grandparents acting as parents to their grandchildren need a little extra support. For six to eight weeks
during the summer, COA provides free day camp experiences for children being raised by grandparents.
When funds are available, COA also assists with providing items such as educational kits to
grandchildren. For more information, contact Theresa Yousif at 386-253-4700 x 216.
COA’s Telephone Reassurance program was started during the pandemic in order to check in with isolated seniors, assess or reassess their needs, and provide a listening ear. In a year’s time, COA staff members made more than 20,000 phone calls to our clients.
Because of the positive response to this program, COA decided to continue calling our clients even after some began to interact in person once again with families, friends, and neighbors.
The frequency and length of the phone calls is left up to the client. Some clients appreciate a quick bi-weekly check-in, while others want to talk for a while. Telephone Reassurance is available to all COA clients.