February 2020 Coastal Seniors Update

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Birding / Plant Walk at Eden Gardens State Park

Saturday, Feb. 13th at 8:00 AM

Join Bay County Audubon Society and Coastal Seniors of South Walton at Eden Gardens State Park. This is a combined birding/plant walk with members of the Sweetbay chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.  Meet at 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. in the main parking lot. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks, as well as your cameras and binoculars. This picturesque park is on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. It is about 32 miles west of Panama City just off Hwy 98 on County Road 395. Turn right at the intersection and drive 1 mile to the park entrance.  Please bring and wear a mask. Easy walking. The plan is to divide into two groups for those interested in birding or plant study.

Little Free Library

Coastal Seniors of South Walton, Inc. has received a Little Free Library which is located at our office at 70 Logan Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.  It is outside our front door and allows seniors to access books and puzzles whenever they are able to come by our office location. We were able to purchase the Little Free Library with funds made available through the CARES grant which we received.

Giving Back to the Community

Care packages for seniors are being provided by Coastal Seniors of South Walton, Inc. at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. The library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. These care packages contain COVID prevention items such as: masks, hand sanitizer, and information about community resources. Coastal Seniors of South Walton is also working with the Sheriff’s Department to provide care packages for seniors when the deputies make wellness checks. Care packages have also been provided to the John Horton Senior Center located at 194 North County Road 393 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The care packages for seniors are made possible by funds provided by a CARES grant for COVID related items for seniors in our community

Coastal Seniors Book Club

Virtual Via Zoom (see our website calendar for a link to meeting on the day of the meeting)

The second Wednesday of each month – Feb. 10th from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Join the Coastal Seniors of South Walton (CSSW) to discuss books you’ve enjoyed by participating in an online book club once a month.  You choose your own book – there will be no assigned books for all to read.  Each participant will have up to 5 minutes to share the book they read and their thoughts about it. Should members want to exchange books they can drop one they’ve read at our offices at 70 Logan Lane in Grayton Beach and pick up another there to read.

Seniors 50 years of age and up residing in Walton County are invited to join CSSW. Membership is $20 for individuals, $30 for family, and $50 for businesses. You can become a member on Facebook at Coastal Seniors of South Walton, or via email at coastalseniorsofsouthwalton@gmail.com, or on the website at www.coastalseniorsofsouthwalton.org. Coastal Seniors of South Walton, Inc. is a non-profit 501©(3) organization for active adults and we’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic persons to join our Board of Directors.

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