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) @ Community Hospice Charles Neviaser Bldg
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 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, but watch the calendar for a few unusual dates.

AIE Meeting Dates and Breakfast Sponsors for 2019
• January 16th WEDNESDAY – Tamaya Grand Living – Carina Saladino
• February 19th – Camellia at Deerwood – Victoria Proctor
• March 19th – Harbor Chase of Mandarin – Landry Arnold
• April 16th – Inspired Living – Meredith Kreis
• May 7th – 1st Tuesday of month instead of 3rd. – Arbor Terrace of San Jose – Gini Turner
• June 18th – Jackson Personal Financial Services – Heather Jackson
• July 17th WEDNESDAY-Naugle Funeral Home – Katherine Schnauss Naugle – 366-2703
• August 20th – Bowers and Associates – Vicki Bowers
• September 17th – River Garden – Kari Bell
• October 15th – Palm Garden – Debbie Cooper
• November 19th – Westminster Woods – Connie Meyers/ Lisa
• December 17th -Golden Years News – Joe Vickers – 554-6004

Dine and Dash at Anthem Lakes @ Anthem Lakes
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dine and Dash or linger at our Dockside Bistro for some smooth jazz.

A Night in Hollywood at Benton House @ Benton House
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm

Take a walk down the red carpet as we celebrate Hollywood in style! Dine with the best of the best and then stay for the live show. Kindly RSVP (904) 214-3442

Breakfast Connect Business Networking Meeting – New Location @ Moose Haven
Jul 19 @ 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

Jazz Up Your Morning at Westminster Woods @ Westminster Woods Julington Creek
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am

Expand your network and meet other professionals over morning jazz and a continental breakfast. Discover The Natural Choice in senior living. Feel confident in referring your clients to a trusted senior living community that provides an inviting and comfortable waterfront setting on 90 wooded acres on the banks of Julington Creek. Residents enjoy access to all the amenities and opportunities and the assurance of living in our Continuing Care Retirement Community, including independent living, assisted living, therapy and nursing care. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek

Please note we are meeting at Magnolia Clubhouse this month

FALA – Jacksonville Chapter Meeting @ Eldersource
Jul 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Jacksonville Chapter Meeting

Topic: The Opioid Epidemic in ALF’s
Speaker: Khristy McClellad, RPH
President of Guardian Pharmacy

Lunch Provided by: Starling at San Jose
Please register by 7/18/2019

Cost: Free for FALA Members
$20.00 for Non Members

Happy Hour at Carrabba’s by Brookdale Mandarin Central @ Carrabba's
Jul 23 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please be my special guest for “Happy Hour” Tuesday July 23rd between the hours of 3:30pm-6:00pm at Carrabba’s. Located at 9965 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32257.

This will be a great time for us to connect over complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you unwind from your productive day.

If you are available, please let me know so I can send you a calendar invite as a reminder.

I hope you can make it and I look forward to seeing you soon…


Dinner and Presentation With the Medical Professional @ Canterfield of Clay County
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our complimentary dinner and informative medical discussion “Resources in Assisted Living”

Presented by: Jason Runyan A.R.N.P., Founder and CEO of My Choice Housecalls

Jason has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2004, with experience working in Emergency and Urgent Care prior to providing in-home, primary care. He received both his MSN and BS in Nursing from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. With over 12 years experience as a nurse practitioner, and nearly 10 in house calls, he is committed to providing excellent care and resources to patients, helping reduce or prevent hospitalization, readmission, and treating patients in the comforts of home. Jason values strong partnerships in the Healthcare community that help improve outcomes for patients in the Greater Jacksonville area. In his limited spare time, Jason is a devoted husband, proud father to his two boys, and an avid runner.

Attendees will hear a presentation by Jason Runyan and will be followed by a question and answer session. Dinner, admission, and parking are complimentary. This event is open to the public. Reservations are required by July 19, 2019. Call 904-203-6100 ext. 401

Beaches Senior Collaborative Networking Meeting @ Anthem Lakes
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

JOIN A COLLABORATION of Senior Industry & Community Based Professionals who are dedicated to serving BEACHES/INTRACOASTAL WEST Seniors

8:30-9:00 am Networking and Breakfast served by Anthem Lakes own Outstanding Chef
9-9:30 Host Speaker LaTonya LaRosa & Introductions/Announcements
Questions? Please reach out to Becky Harkness, Oasis Senior Advisors (904) 234-3149 or Sue Beard, Caring Transitions (904) 592-9004

Cookoff at Atria Park at San Pablo @ Atria Park of San Pablo
Jul 24 @ 2:30 pm

Atria Chef Kat Gonzales vs Al Bagocius, Oasis Senior Advisors will go head to head in a cooking face off with only one rule. All recipes must include an ingredient savored with both the sweet and spicy: the pepper.The competition will be judged by a panel of local business guest and residents.