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.

FALA Jacksonville Chapter Meeting @ ElderSource
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

“How to Respond to an Active Shooter
in an ALF Community”

Roger Huggins
Strategos International,
Director/Instructor South Lead

Lunch Provided By: TBA
RSVP/Register by 9/21/2018

Cost to Attend

Free for All FALA Members & Nonmember
ALF/SNF Administrators.
$5 – Non Members
RSVP-Register by 9/21/2018

Click Here to Register

Dine with the Doctor @ Canterfield of Clay County
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our complimentary dinner and informative medical discussion
“Common Foot Ailments: Causes and Treatments”
Presented by:
Gabriel Galan, M.D.
Dr. Gabriel Galan is a board qualified podiatrist. He received his medical degree from Barry
University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida. He completed his surgical residency training at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida. During his time there, he served as Chief Postgraduate Podiatry Resident. Dr. Galan is highly trained in elective foot surgery focusing on the areas of chronic non-healing wounds, bunion and hammertoe deformity correction and diabetic wound care.
Dinner, admission, and parking are complimentary.
Reservations are required by September 21, 2018. Call 904-203-6100 ext. 401
Canterfield of Clay County | 1611 Winners Circle, Middleburg, FL 32068 | (904) 203-6100

Professional Networking Breakfast at Starling San Jose
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Come and have an egg-ceptional breakfast buffet at Starling San Jose, all while extending your professional relationships so you can bring home the bacon!! Experience what we do best, and network with fellow professionals in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

Please RSVP to 904-510-5482

Jax Area Social Workers Quarterly Meeting at Windsor Ortega! @ Windsor Ortega
Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our speaker will be our one and only Kate Riggs! Her topic will be “ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE, THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND”

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with fellow social workers and others from agencies specializing in serving seniors. Together, we can help each other in caring for our Jacksonville area seniors and their loved ones!


There is no charge for social workers. All others are asked to provide a nice door prize in lieu of admission fee. RSVP IS REQUIRED.

To reserve your seat, please contact me as soon as possible.
Jean Wanta at

Coffee, Fun and Four Wheels at Brookdale Mandarin Central @ Brookdale Mandarin Central
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

For those professionals in a hurry, there’s no need to be.  Drop by Mandarin Central and enjoy a good cup of hot coffee from the coffee truck!

Quarterly Patient Care Council Meeting at OPMC @ Orange Park Medical Center
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Our next Quarterly Patient Care Council meeting will be Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Orange Park Medical Center / Conference Room A.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30a (meet and greet). The meeting will begin at 9:00am.

Julia Truman, Chief Operating Officer
Karen Nielsen, Director of Case Management

Breakfast Connect Business Networking Meeting @ Moosehaven - Michigan Bldg.
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast Connect Business Networking Meeting
Please join us at the Michigan Building on the grounds of Moosehaven located at 1701 Park Avenue Orange Park FL 32073 every Friday morning at 8:00 am for open networking.

As usual, the meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30 AM. Don’t be late because you all know what happens if you are!!

There is a $5.00 CASH charge to attend this meeting which includes breakfast and coffee. The breakfast menu will be determined by Randy the food manager each week and will be served hot.

Don’t forget to bring a door prize to promote your business.

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

Please find and like us on Facebook
and LinkedIn

Sue Myers

Breakfast Connect Business Networking Meeting – New Location @ Moose Haven
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am

Please join us at the Michigan Building on the grounds of Moosehaven located at 1701 Park Avenue Orange Park FL 32073 every Friday morning at 8:30 am.  Please enter the property via McIntosh Ave. (One street immediately north of Kingsley Ave.)  Proceed to the guardhouse, where Security will provide directions to our meeting Room.

There is now a $5.00 CASH charge to attend this meeting which includes breakfast and coffee.  The breakfast menu will be determined by Randy the food manager each week and will be served hot.

As usual, the meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30 AM.  Don’t be late because you all know what happens if you are!!

Please find and like us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Breakfast-Connect-Orange-Park-180419356061892/?ref=bookmarks
and LinkedIn

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

Westside Senior Enrichment Council @ Arbor Terrace Ortega
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Westside Senior Enrichment Council
First Thursday of the month
Arbor Terrace Ortega
5760 Timuquana Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Westside Senior Enrichment Council is a group of senior industry professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that Westside seniors know the resources available to them. WSEC is a non-profit and as such we hold fundraisers and come up with creative ways to give back to area seniors. Come join us for breakfast, networking and fun!

Thank you Arbor Terrace Ortega for hosting and providing an awesome breakfast!

VA Benefit Seminar: Agent Orange @ Brookdale Southside
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am

VA Benefit Seminar: Agent Orange
Viet Nam Veterans are reaching retirement age. This is an informative presentation by Carroll “Bubba” Schlader about special benefits for Veterans who served in Viet Nam.

RSVP to 904-641-7501