If you are not a part of the Jacksonville healthcare industry, you are probably wondering, what is Jean’s Jax Network and why does it appear here? Well, I guess the best explanation is that it has become an integral part of my Spiritual “service work”.

I have always loved helping others although when I began working with seniors 34 years ago I never imagined where it would take me.   I started doing community outreach for a local ophthalmologist and quickly realized that I had no idea how to connect with these folks and those who served them.  As I grew, I got involved with everyone and everything to do with seniors and as this evolved, more and more people began asking me how they could connect as I had.  So, I created a calendar and called it Jean’s Jax Calendar.  I emailed to anyone who asked for it.   As time  went on and word got out, I soon had nearly 700 people on my email string who wanted to get the calendar each month.  I had created something wonderful but it was taking over my life.  Finally I got this great message from Spirit, put the calendar on your website.  Wow!  Was I glad to get that message!  And there you have it.  The story of how Jean’s Jax Network began.

It is here that I’d like to put in a plug for MEDCO, the company that has employed me for the last 17 years.  Medco has played an integral role in supporting the growth and development of what has become Jean’s Jax Network.  I could not have provided this service to all of you without this great company and my awesome boss, Jim Sloan.

Medco is a full service home medical equipment company.  Please call if you have patients, clients or residents who are in need of equipment.

We are able to provide many items such as:

Power Wheelchairs   *   Manual Wheelchairs   *   Scooters   *   Reclining Lift Chairs   *   Hosptial Beds   *   Bed Rails Specialy Mattresses   *   Air/Gel Overlays   *   C Pap and Bi Paps   *   Oxygen   *   Nebulizers   *   Rollator Walkers   *   Ambulatory Aids   *   Raised Toilet Seats   *   3:1 Commodes  *   Shower Chairs   *   Hand Held Showers  *  Tub Transfer Benches  *  Patient Lifts  *  Breast Pumps  *  Canes  *  Crutches  *  Hip Kits  *  And so much more……

We accept all Tricare plans, Staywell, Med Waiver, Workers Comp.

AIE (AGING INFORMATION EXCHANGE) NETWORK @ Community Hospice Charles M Neviaser Bldg
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

You will not want to miss this great networking group! Since the late 80’s AIE has provided a wonderful opportunity for those who serve our local seniors, to get to know one another. I hope you will join us each and every month as we share who we are and what we do. You will see old friends and will no doubt make some new.

We are grateful to our breakfast sponsors for providing us with coffee and delectable treats.

We meet ALMOST always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month,  HOWEVER there are two dates in 2018 that this is not the case.  Here is the schedule for 2018!

Jan 16

Feb 21st,  Wednesday

Mar 20

Apr 17

May 15

Jun 19

Jul 17

Aug 22nd,  Wednesday

Sep 18

Oct 16

Nov 20

Dec 18



Start Your Day With Starling San Jose @ Starling San Jose
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Start your morning with Starling San Jose!  Come and discover our warm and inspiring environment at 9075 San Jose Boulevard.

Brain Breather Networking Event at Astoria Assisted Living @ Astoria Assisted Living
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Come by and give your brain a break!  Astoria would like to welcome you to come unwind after a long hard day in healthcare.   With seeing patients, making sales calls, hitting those numbers, and running all around town, I’d say you deserve to relax.  So, come have some fun with us! Drinks and Hors Devours

Wind Down Wednesday at Windsor San Pablo @ The Windsor
Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening of networking with your peers, and enjoy libations and several delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by our Executive Chef. 

We are pleased to have Doctors’ Choice Home Health as our co-sponsor!  Bring your business cards for some great door prizes, too.

We hope to see you then!

 Alissa J


Virtual Dementia Tour @ Arbor Terrace San Jose
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a unique, interactive experience that will give you insight into what living with dementia or Alzheimer’s is like. You’ll be able to empathize and understand in ways you likely haven’t been able to before. A must for caregivers or family members!

Breakfast Connect Business Networking Meeting @ Golden Corral
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Breakfast Connect Business Networking Meeting

Breaking News! Everyone who joined us for our first Breakfast Connect Meeting on Friday realized that the room at Grumpy’s was barely big enough to accommodate us. We’re anticipating that the number of people in our group will continue to grow in size. With that in mind, effective this Friday February 23rd, Breakfast Connect will be meeting every Friday at Golden Corral at 582 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park FL 32073.

Their private room is twice the size, so it’ll be more comfortable for all of us. A breakfast buffet, at your own cost, will be available beginning at 8:00 AM.

Please spread the word, share this email and let me know if you have any questions.
Sue Myers



Symphony at St Augustine Meet and Greet @ Symphony at St Augustine
Mar 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us and meet our team.  Special guest Dr. Heise will be speaking about good nutrition for seniors.

Dine with the Doctor @ Canterfield of Clay County
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our complimentary dinner and informative medical discussion

“Skin Cancer Screening”

presented by

Sarah Ferrer-Bruker, D.O.

Dr. Sarah Ferrer-Bruker is a physician who completed medical residencies in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. A proud native of Jacksonville, Dr. Ferrer-Bruker attended FSU as an undergraduate and received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was recently awarded the distinguished “Koprince Award of Honor” by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Dr. Ferrer-Bruker practices with Park Avenue Dermatology and she offers a broad knowledge in dermatological medicine, surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Attendees will hear a short presentation by Dr. Ferrer-Bruker on the various types of skin cancer, how to prevent it and how to best manage skin cancer once it is evident. Dr. Ferrer-Bruker will be pleased to answer audience questions at the conclusion of her presentation.

Dinner, admission and parking are complimentary.

Reservations are required. Call 904-203-6100 ext. 405

Celebrate Social Workers Month With Some of the Best Jax Social Workers! @ Wyndham Lakes
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Please join us as we celebrate in style!  
Wyndham Lakes welcomes us this month as we celebrate you, our awesome Social Workers/Case Managers.  
We hope you will take this opportunity to relax and have fun while networking with others in our great community of folks serving seniors.  Our speakers will be Pamela Eccles Wakefield and yours truly.  We will be giving some tips on self care.  You know, we always give to everyone else first, but you cannot drink from an empty cup.  So come and drink in a little love just for you!  I hope to see you there.  
The folks at Wyndham Lakes are excited to show off their renovations.  They will be serving a delicious lunch and of course as always, we will have lots of door prizes for the social workers.  
There is no charge for this meeting.  Social workers, you don’t need to do a thing but show up.  “Vendor friends”, we ask that you bring a nice door prize in lieu of an admission fee.  RSVP is required so we can save you a seat.  Please do so as soon as you can.   Much love and many blessings.  Jean 
Palm Garden Blood Drive @ Palm Garden
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please support this wonderful program.  Donation not required, as we will also be gathering for food, fellowship and networking.  All those that donate will receive a long sleeve t-shirt. Please call Andrea or Debbie for further information @ (904) 733-6954. Tours of our beautiful community, or what I like to call “My Home in the Garden” will be offered.  Hope to see all of you there and please spread the word!

Have a Marvelous Day!


**** Save the Date- April 11th come Celebrate “Thai New Year in the Garden” with us from 4-6:30 @ Palm Garden Rehab.****