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Daytona Beach, FL – March 23, 2017, Council on Aging (COA) celebrates fifty years of service to needy seniors within Volusia County. 

For the last 50 years, COA has been Volusia County's "safety net" for vulnerable elder citizens. We provide non-medical support services to allow seniors to remain safely in their own homes. As the only non-profit lead agency in the county, COA is the trusted source for the health and welfare of seniors and will continue in its role as advocate and protector for our elder population.

Our theme this year is “Opening Doors” since each aspect of our compassionate care seems to involve a door: whether it’s a door you open to enter a senior center, a caregiver you open the door to each day, or a lunch delivery at home by Meals on Wheels. Meals are the “heart” of our organization with 65 routes where volunteers deliver an average of 500 meals a day to homebound senior. COA neighborhood dining sites feed an additional 300 those seniors who gather for a hot lunch with friends. And, COA’s 4 senior centers offer activities, exercise, games and camaraderie for hundreds of active seniors throughout the week.

“Meals on Wheels is just one part of our story. We continue to evolve and reinvent ourselves to meet the ever growing and ever changing needs of our seniors,” says Sarah F. Gurtis, President and CEO of COA. “There are so many who will need our services and we cannot rely on government funding to fill those needs. Our entire community is invited to support COA to help care for our most vulnerable population.”

Watch for more news about COA throughout this year as we share our story and continue to serve those who need our help. Visit our website at www.coavolusia.org for a full picture of the ways we can come into your home with care to assist you and your loved ones or call us at 386.253.4700 x 225 today.


With 50 years of experience as the premier provider of senior care in Volusia County, COA serves the needs of seniors and their loved ones who wish to stay safe and secure in their own homes. Serving thousands of clients every year within its broad spectrum of senior service programs including Meals on Wheels and dining programs, in-home personal and respite services and senior activities, COA is here to help you. We can assist with a senior member of your family too, whether you live nearby or out of state. Call (386) 253-4700 x 225, visit COA online at / or https://www.facebook.com/COAVOLFL to learn more about the ways COA puts seniors first every day.

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