The 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.

2015 Annual Senior Events

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Forever Fit 50 & Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games
Oct. 2-10, 2015
Various Venues

Registration Information Coming Soon!

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.
Jacksonville Senior Games  
Mayor's Holiday Festival for Senior Citizens
December 5, 2015
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.
Mayor's Holiday Festival for Senior Citizens  
Brain Bowl
TBD

Put on your thinking caps and promote "brain fitness!" For more information on the 2013 Brain Bowl, call (904) 630-7392.
   
     
Legislative Forum for Seniors
TBD
Main Library

Meet members of the Duval Delegation and voice issues and concerns affesting seniors. Reservations are required. For more information or if you have a disability and need an accomodation, please call (904) 630-7392
Legislative Forum for Seniors  
     
Mayor's Fish-A-Thon
March 18, 2015
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 Suns
April 13, 2015
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.
Fun with the Suns  
     
Mayor's Walk for Senior Wellness
April 18, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Metropolitan Park

Join us 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.
 
     
Senior Expo
May 13 & 14, 2015
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.
Senior Expo  
     
Safety & Security Seminar for Seniors
June 24th - Lane Wiley Senior Center
July 14th - Frances Padgett Arlington Senior Center

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.
   
     
Senior Prom
Aug. 7, 2015
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Tickets are $10 for those 60 and over (Purchase at the Mary Singleton Senior Center at 150 E. 1st St. & City Hall at 117 W. Duval St., Suite 210.)

Tickets On Sale Now!

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
 
     
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 2015-2016 Senior Services Directory is available at all Senior Centers and Public Libraries as well as City Hall St. James.

Download the 2014-2015 Senior Services Directory. The 2015-2016 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, 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