Founded in 1974 by local citizens, the Council on Aging of Nassau County, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, aims to maintain and enrich the lives of older persons in Nassau County. COA’s programs enable older persons to live independently at home, volunteerism, and other activities. COA is a resource for education, information, referral, counseling, and general assistance. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for elders and persons with disabilities through advocacy and services

We cheerfully deliver critical services to Nassau County seniors in five major categories: Meals on Wheels, In-Home Services, COA Transportation and Adult Day Health Care. We also operate two Senior Centers: the East Nassau Center in Fernandina Beach and the West Nassau Center in Hilliard.

The Council on Aging of Nassau County opened in 1974 and has been serving seniors continuously for over 39 years. As part of a national network of area agencies established under regulations for the Area Agency on Aging, our funding sources include federal, state and local grants (including The Department of Elder Affairs and the United Way), as well as donations from companies and individuals like you. All funds received are used to achieve the goals established by the COA. These goals focus on providing services and opportunities to our area’s older citizens, while also advocating in areas of legislation and services, and educating the community about aging issues and concerns. Our staff consists of highly motivated professionals but we could not accomplish our mission without the help of our outstanding volunteers.Our volunteers help us by sowing “seeds of service”, making our community a better place to live a full and productive life!

Our Mission:
The Council on Aging of Nassau County's mission is to improve the lives of older adults with a special focus on those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. This is accomplished through our Senior Life Centers providing vital programs and services as well as compassionate care designed to improve the health, independence and economic security of area seniors and their families. 

Our Purpose:
To provide targeted services of comprehensive compassionate care that not only fosters independence, but also helps our clients to remain active, valued members of their community.

To create space and programs designed to allow our senior population to flourish as long as they are able.


The following days will be observed as holidays, and the COA Senior Centers will be closed:

New Years Day
Presidents’ Day
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Independence Day
Veteran’s Day
Labor Day
Memorial Day
Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday
When a holiday occurs on Sunday, the Monday following shall be observed as a holiday; on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed.

  • Coordinate available funding and volunteer resources to maximize choices for older adults and persons with disabilities.

  • To provide support for caregivers.