Mayor's Special Events for Seniors

The Mayor's Special Events for Seniors are sponsored by Florida BlueThe Mayor's Special Events for Seniors and Special Programs for Older Adults Office enables 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.

The Mayor's Special Events for Seniors are sponsored by Florida Blue.
 

2014 Annual Senior Events

Mayor's Walk for Senior WellnessMayor's Walk for Senior Wellness
March 1, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Metropolitan Park
Join Mayor Brown for a 1.5 mile walk to socialize and improve 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) 630-7392.
Register online, here
View the event flyer | View the Release of Liability

Mayor Brown with winners at the 2012 Fish-A-ThonMayor Brown's Fish-A-Thon
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE

March 18, 2014
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hanna Park
Seniors can enjoy a real senior fishing tournament at Hanna Park featuring games, activities, contests and lunch. Awards given for largest fish, smallest fish, most fish, prettiest fish and ugliest fish. Games include cards, Bingo, horseshoes, miniature golf, dancing and a picnic table decorating contest. To make a reservation, call (904) 630-7392.

Fun with the SunsFun with the Suns
April 23, 2014
Reservation Required, Call 630-7392
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Seniors, make a "Grand Slam" at Fun with the Suns! Seniors are treated to enjoy America's pasttime at the beautiful Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. For information and reservations, call (904) 630-7392.

Senior ExpoSenior Expo
May 14 & 15, 2014
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily
Free admission and parking
Prime Osborn Convention Center
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 call (904) 630-7392.

Safety & Security Seminar for Seniors
TBD
Jim Fortuna Senior Center
11751 McCormick Rd.
RSVP: 630-7392
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.

Mayor Brown with the 2012 Senior Prom King and QueenSenior Prom
August 1, 2014
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Put on your dancing shoes and join us in celebrating more than 30 years of the Senior Prom! A sit down dinner will be provided along with entertainment, dancing and door prizes. For more information, call (904) 630-7392.

Jacksonville Senior GamesForever Fit 50 & Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games
Oct. 6 - 11, 2014
Various Venues
Celebrate fitness after 50 and compete in various athletic events and games. The Senior Games encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for seniors aged 50 and older. For more information, call (904) 630-7392.

Brain Bowl
TBD
Mayo Clinic
Put on your thinking caps and promote "brain fitness!" For more information on the 2013 Brain Bowl, call (904) 630-7392.

Mayor's Holiday Festival for Senior CitizensMayor's Holiday Festival for Senior Citizens
December 6, 2014
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Celebrate the holidays in style! Join us for dancing, dining and entertainment at the Mayor's Holiday Festival. For tickets and information, call (904) 630-7392. 

Legislative Forum for SeniorsLegislative Forum for Seniors
January 29, 2014
Main Library
Meet members of the Duval Delegation and voice issues and concerns affesting seniors. Complimentary lunch provided. Reservations are required. For more information or if you have a disability and need an accomodation, please call (904) 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.


Download the 2013-2014 Senior Services Directory. The 2013-2014 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.

Mary Ferrell, Program Manager
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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