The Special Events for Seniors Office enables Jacksonville's seniors to enjoy cultural, educational, social and recreational events and to be recognized as valued members of the community. Individuals 60 and over are encouraged to participate and all events require an RSVP or ticket for admission. For more information about upcoming senior events and programs, call (904) 630-7392 or email mferrell@coj.net.

2017 Annual Senior Events

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Walk For Senior Wellness
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Metro Park 2

Seniors enjoy a scenic 1 mile walk along the St. John's River and beautiful Metro Park while celebrating senior fitness and health! Registrants participate in healthy, active programs such as stretching and dancing before the walk. Registered participants will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag along with free lunch, entertainment, and door prizes! Registration available in early February 2017, and there is no cost for this event! (Duval County residents age 60 and over)  
 
     
Fish-A-Thon
April 28, 2017
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 horseshoes, miniature golf, dancing and a picnic table decorating contest. To make a reservation, call (904) 630-7392.
 
     
Fun in the Sun
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Game
12:05 p.m. First Pitch
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

Seniors, make a "Grand Slam" at Fun in the Sun! Seniors are treated to enjoy America's pasttime at the beautiful Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RSVP is required and can be taken after April 10. For information and reservations, call (904) 630-7392.
Fun with the Suns  
     

Senior Expo

Wednesday & Thursday, May 17-18, 2017
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.The 2017 Jacksonvillle Senior Services Directory will debut at this event. 

 
Senior Expo  
     
Safety & Security Seminar for Seniors
June & July 2017

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. Hear from public safety officials on local scams and how to prevent from becoming a victim. 
   
     
Senior Prom
Friday, August 4, 2017 
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Ticket Required For Entry

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 a live band, dancing and door prizes. For more information, call (904) 630-7392
 
     
Forever Fit 50 and Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games
October 2 - 8, 2017
Various Venues Throughout Jacksonville

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 over. For more information, call (904) 630-7392.

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Jacksonville Senior Games  
     
Holiday Festival For Seniors
Saturday, December 2, 2017
2-5 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Ticket Required For Entry

Celebrate the holidays in style! Join us for dancing, dining and entertainment at the Holiday Festival for Seniors. For tickets and information, call (904) 630-7392.
Mayor's Holiday Festival for Senior Citizens  
     
Our thanks to presenting sponsor Humana and gold sponsor Island Doctors for their support!

 
 



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 2016-2017 Senior Services Directory is available at all Senior Centers and Public Libraries as well as City Hall St. James.

Download the 2016-2017 Senior Services Directory. The 2016-2017 Senior Services Directory is available at all Senior Centers, Public Libraries and the City Hall at St. James Building.

Vintage Grapevine

Newsletter published 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 some 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) 630-2681. 

Special events are funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant.

Mary Ferrell, Senior Services Manager
City of Jacksonville Special Events for Seniors
(904) 630-7392 Event Hotline
(904) 630-2681 phone
(904) 630-0819 fax
Email: MFerrell@coj.net
City Hall at St. James
117 W. Duval St., Ste 220
Jacksonville, FL 32202