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 33 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 16 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, Staywell, Limited Medicare, Med Waiver, Workers Comp.

Medicare –  We are still able to do complex rehab powerchairs for those with a diagnosis of Parkinsons, MS, ALS, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Free Senior Bingo at Canterfield of Clay County @ Canterfield of Clay County
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

4th Saturday of Every Month



Refreshments Canterfield of Clay County  1611 Winners Circle (Old Jennings Road, behind St. Luke’s Catholic Church)  Middleburg

Relaxation and Meditation Workshop South Mandarin Branch Library @ South Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Learn to relax and regulate your mind in this workshop presented by Mr. Amit Beniwal a Certified Heartfullness Trainer.

 August 12 and 23, 2017

September 9 and 23, 2017

Oct. 14 and 28. 2017

Nov. 4 and 18, 2017

Dec. 9 and 16, 2017

South Mandarin Branch Library

  12125 San Jose  Blvd.

   Jacksonville, Fl. 32223


Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

 Cost to Attend (Breakfast Included)

Free to FALA Members

$5.00 for Non-Members


 Registration by Friday, Sept. 22, is requested

so we may plan accordingly.  Thank you!


 Questions???  Contact John Schaum, Interim Chapter Chair, at


or call Sharon Collier in the FALA office at (850) 383-1159.

Dine With The Doctor at Canterfield of Clay County @ Canterfield of Clay County
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our complimentary dinner and informative medical discussion

“These Tired Lungs: Respiratory Issues in Seniors”

presented by Dr. Eugene H. McCoskey

Dr. McCoskey is a board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. He practices with Jacksonville-based Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates. Attendees will hear a short presentation by Dr. McCoskey on various medical reasons for respiratory problems, from asthma to COPD and sleep apnea, and the ways we can lessen, resolve or even prevent lung issues. After his presentation, Dr. McCoskey will be pleased to answer audience questions.

Dinner, admission and parking are complimentary.



Jax Area Social Workers Quarterly Meeting @ Brookdale Southside (aka Carriage Club)
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

You don’t want to miss this informative meeting with this great group of people, so save the date!

Our guest speaker will be Heather Jackson of Jackson Personal Financial Services.  Her presentation is called “Who’s In Your Wallet”.  She will educate us all on the latest scams out there so that we can help our seniors avoid identity theft!

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with fellow social workers and others from agencies specializing 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.


To reserve your seat, please contact me, Jean Wanta at

jeno627@aol.com  or 904 735 1320

Jems and Juice Presented by Harbor Chase and Cypress Village @ Royal Palm Village Wine & Tapas
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join HarborChase & Cypress Village for a custom jewelry party with local designer, Couture Jems. She will have all of her beautiful handmade pieces available for purchase in addition to accommodating custom jewelry pieces upon request. Food & Drinks provided.

RSVP to Rebecca at 904 239 1760


Walk to End ALZ Team Kickoff Party @ Maggiano's Little Italy
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s as we celebrate our upcoming Walk at the Team Kickoff Party! Find out how YOU can get involved and get us one step closer to a world without Alzheimer’s! Enjoy delicious appetizers, drink specials, and high-end raffle items!
Income Security and Legacy Planning at Arbor Terrace San Jose @ Arbor Terrace San Jose
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Arbor Terrace

Merrill Lynch representatives will discuss options for ensuring financial peace of mind in yur retirement years plus tips for creating a will.  A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Community Memory Loss Conference @ Neviaser Educational Institute of Community Hospice
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

CNS Healthcare, in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care and Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida, will be hosting a free memory loss conference for N.E. Florida. A panel of experts will be discussing current research in Alzheimer’s Disease, treatment approaches and care coordination.


Registration: 8:30am Conference: 9:00 – 11:00am

Memory screening held immediately after conference.

(Time slots are available at a first come, first serve basis)

Vendors will be in attendance with relevant resources

Space is limited, call now to reserve your seat!

RSVP to 904-553-6621 Snacks and refreshments will be available

Westside Senior Enrichment Council (WSEC) Monthly Meeting @ Arbor Terrace Ortega
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Terrace

Network and support the Westside’s Seniors as we discuss fundraising opportunities and give back strategies for this underserved population.