Our History

Our History

Today, Aging True is one of Northeast Florida’s largest non-profit providers of senior services and a leader in enabling home-based senior independence.

Since 1962, Aging True — operating as Cathedral Foundation of Jacksonville Inc. and subsequently in partnership with Urban Jacksonville Inc. — has designed and administered programs to help seniors in Northeast Florida maintain independence and age gracefully.

Cathedral Foundation of Jacksonville was established by a group of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral parishioners who were concerned about the health and welfare of the elderly in Jacksonville. Their grassroots initiative expanded in 1974 to include Urban Jacksonville as a focused community service division dedicated to the needs of seniors.

Throughout the years, the organization has expanded to meet the needs of the community:


Designated as the Community Care for the Elderly lead agency in Duval County


Added Senior Connections, a dedicated nursing home diversion program developed by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) and the Florida Agency of Health Care Administration (AHCA) to our offerings


Opened a licensed Home Health Care Agency, Aging True Home Health


Named as administrator of the Florida Self-Directed Care program for Northeast Florida by Florida Department of Children & Families


Cathedral Foundation of Jacksonville Inc. and Urban Jacksonville Inc. formally changed its name to Aging True to better reflect the services we provide and the seniors we serve. The name “Aging True” speaks to our support and celebration of independent, graceful aging through our comprehensive programs and services — what aging should be.


Aging True expanded services to Clay County, including the acquisition of the four Clay County senior centers and the adult day care center housed in the Green Cove Springs senior center.