Community Coalition for Older Adults (CCOA)

Dates & Times:

2nd Friday of every month from 10:00AM-11:30AM


Topics discussed: health, art, exercise, affordable housing, travel, livable communities, AARP articles, history, home and car sharing, retirement and community announcements. Join the community and stay connected! Follow us on Facebook! Membership is by attendance and open to all parties interested in the wellbeing of seniors and our greater community. Please invite your friends, health care providers, and stake holders in senior well-being to join us!

         CCOA: Community Coalition for Older Adults 

        CCOA Link – Here is the link for the upcoming virtual CCOA Meetings

                  Friday, May 12, 2023, 10-11:30 am- by Zoom 

Program: “Study of the Impact the ICU May Have on Patients and the Long-Term Consequences” Letitia Bible, MD, FACS, is an assistant professor at the University of Florida, in the Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery

 Hi all, Welcome to CCOA on Zoom! Membership is by attendance – open to all parties interested in the well-being of seniors and our greater community. Please invite your friends, healthcare providers, and stakeholders in senior well-being to join us. 

 Before the program: Introductions, news, and updates from attendees                                         

·CCOA Update: Report – Seniors Aging at Home Programs Exploring Potential Grant, Friday, May 5th-12-2:30 Cathy and Pam – from UPLIFT met at Elder Options to have an exploratory group discussion about starting a “Village in Gainesville.” 

· Next CCOA Zoom meeting- Fri June 9 TBA   

· Next Community Interest Program —  May 16 “Community Resource- Paramedicine Program, Emergency Management, and Fire Safety – by 

Brandace Stone, Community Health Director, Gainesville Fire and Rescue, City of Gainesville    

Update from CCOA -Co-chairs –Shirley Bloodworth, Jon Reiskind, and Cathy Striley. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of us with ideas and suggestions about programs you would like to hear more about. Thanks to Elder Care and the Senior Rec. Center!         

CCOA is offering a wide variety of educational programs that foster wellness, encourage personal and intellectual growth, and that provide an environment for developing new interests, making new friends, and becoming involved as volunteers.

Unless otherwise noted, the CCOA monthly meeting will be held on the second Friday of every month from 10:00AM to 11:30AM.

Please email John Reiskind at or call 352-265-9040 for more information!


Click here for the CCOA Link for the upcoming virtual CCOA Meetings: