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Quote: Meals on Wheels are such a blessing to me. I appreciate everyone who helps make them possible – Juanita, Milton Quote: I don't have to worry anymore and Bill loves it. There couldn’t be a better place – for both of us. – Ursula, Pensacola Quote: There is no escaping aging issues. No one and no family is immune. If you or your family have not been affected, you will. Please give generously. C. Flack and Kathleen, Gulf Breeze Quote: I love being a Foster Grandparent. I almost fall to the ground every morning from the kids hugging me. - Queen, Pensacola Quote: Council on Aging of West Florida has been a big help to me. – Robert, Pensacola Quote: Thanks to the support groups, I know what is coming. Before, I didn’t. – Ray, Pace Quote: I volunteer with the Council on Aging of West Florida because I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping seniors, and making new friends! I feel we all need to help our senior citizens to 'pay back' what they have done for us in the past. – Ed, Pensacola

JESSICA AYERS, MS, BSW The Retreat Director

Jessica joined the Council on Aging of West Florida team in April 2017 as director of The Retreat. She comes to Council on Aging after serving as the property coordinator for Veranda Retirement Community.

Jessica’s history includes an impressive focus on and dedication to our area’s elderly population. A Pensacola local, she has a career’s worth of experience in health care, managing needs of clients and patients, raising awareness of senior issues in the community, overseeing daily operations, working with caregivers, conducting social service activities, and so much more. She earned a bachelor’s degree of social work in 2000, which included extensive internships with both Alzheimer’s Family Services and The Haven of Our Lady of Peace, and a master’s degree in health education in 2004.

Jessica is engaged in the community in other ways by serving on various boards and councils that further the cause of social work and regional improvement.

Please help us provide seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties with the programs and services they need to live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings. These program and services, which include Meals on Wheels, adult day health care and caregiver support, enable seniors and their caregivers to face an uncertain future with the dignity they deserve.



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Looking for senior-related information online? Watch interviews with local experts on a variety of topics on our YouTube Channel. These segments from Coming of Age TV have been archived for convenience.

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Coming of Age Magazine

Coming of Age Magazine is the only senior - oriented lifestyle publication in Northwest Florida. Locally produced and published in Pensacola, Florida by Council on Aging of West Florida in partnership with Ballinger Publishing.

Coming of Age Magazine

Spring 2018 - 3/7/2018
Coming of Age spring 2018

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