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Special Events for Seniors

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Special Events for Seniors and Special Programs for Older Adults enable Jacksonville's seniors to enjoy cultural, educational and recreational events and to be recognized as valued members of the community. Individuals 60 and over are encouraged to participate. For more information about upcoming senior events and programs, call (904) 630-7392 or email mferrell@coj.net.

2012 Annual Senior Events

Legislative Forum for Seniors
January 2013
Time  and Location TBD
Click here to visit the Legislative Forum website
Calling all seniors ages 60 and over! Meet members of the Duval Delegation and voice issues and concerns affecting seniors. Complimentary lunch will be provided and reservations are required. Reserve your seat today.
For more information or if you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call (904) 630-3690.

Mayor's Walk for Senior Wellness
March 3
Metropolitan Park
Click here to visit the Walk website
Join the City of Jacksonville for a 1.5 mile walk to socialize while improving your health. Seniors ages 60 and over will receive a complimentary lunch and chances to win a variety of prizes. For more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net.

Mayor's Fish-A-Thon
March 23 
Hanna Park
Click here to visit the Fish-A-Thon website
Seniors can enjoy a real senior fishing tournament at Hanna Park featuring games, activities and lunch. Awards will be given for the largest fish, the most fish, the smallest fish, the prettiest fish and the ugliest fish. Games and activities include cards, Bingo, horseshoes, miniature golf, dancing and the new picnic table decorating contest.
 
Fun with the Suns
April 9
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Click here for the Fun with the Suns website.
Seniors, make a Grand Slam at Fun with the Suns! Seniors are treated to a baseball game at the beautiful Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. For more information and reservations for the 2012 Fun with the Suns, call (904) 630-3690.

Senior Expo
May 9-10
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Click here to visit the Senior Expo website
Join the City of Jacksonville for two days devoted to sharing Jacksonville's programs, resources and services available to senior citizens and their families. For more information on the 2012 Expo, call (904) 630-3690.

Safety & Security Seminar for Seniors
May 15 
Click here for the Safety & Security Seminar website

The safety seminar informs senior citizens about how to be safe and secure and plan for the future. Seniors actively participate and learn how to protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud or a scam.

Senior PromSenior-Prom-Resize-21
August 24
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Click here for the Senior Prom website
Put on your dancing shoes and join us in celebrating 30 years of the Senior Prom! A sit down dinner will provided,
along with entertainment, dancing and door prizes! For more information, call (904) 630-7392. 

Forever Fit 50 & Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games
October 1 - 7
Various Venues
Click here for the Forever Fit 50 & Beyond website.
Calling all active seniors ages 50 and over! Celebrate fitness after 50 and compete in various athletic events and other games is offered to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for ages 50 and older. For more information, call 630-7392.

Brain Bowl
October 12
Mayo Clinic
Click here for the Brain Bowl website. 
Calling all seniors ages 60 and over! Put on your thinking caps to promote "brain fitness." For more information on the 2012 Brain Bowl, call (904) 630-7392.

Mayor's BEST (Brown's Excellent Senior Team) Meeting
Date and location TBD
Click here for the BEST website
Join Mayor Brown to discuss issues pertinent to seniors. BEST members, be sure to wear your BEST t-shirts and buttons! Lunch will be provided. RSVP required. For more information, call 630-7392.

Mayor's Holiday Festival for Senior Citizens
December 1
Prime Osborn Center
Click here to visit the Mayor's Holiday Festival website.
Celebrate the holidays in style! Join us for dancing, dining and entertainment at the Mayor's Holiday Festival. For tickets and more information, call 630-7392.

Publications

Jacksonville Senior Services Directory
An annual publication of services, goods and activities for senior citizens and their families in the greater Jacksonville area. The 2012 Senior Services Directory is available at all Senior Centers and Public Libraries as well as City Hall St. James.

To download the 2012 Senior Services Directory, click here to visit Heritage Publishing. The 2012 Senior Services Directory is available at all Senior Centers, Public Libraries and the City Hall at St. James Building.

Vintage Grapevine
Newsletter published quarterly and distributed to places where seniors live, learn and enjoy their leisure years. To be included on the mailing list, call (904) 630-7392.

Group Transportation

Transportation is available for special events from Community and Senior Centers and senior residences for confirmed groups of 15 or more. Call 630-7392 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have time to assist in the planning and support for many of the programs sponsored by the City of Jacksonville for the use and enjoyment by Jacksonville's senior citizens, call (904) 630-7392.

Donations

Donations are encouraged to help support special events. To make a donation, call (904) 630-7392.

City of Jacksonville Special Events for Seniors
(904) 630-7392 phone
(904) 630-0819 fax
Email: MFerrell@coj.net
City Hall at St. James
117 W. Duval St., Ste 220
Jacksonville, FL 32202 

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