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

Festival of Wreaths Silent Auction @ Elmcroft Assisted Living
Nov 17 – Dec 8 all-day

Once again, Elmcroft is combining our 16th Winter Wonderland with the Festival of Wreaths Silent Auction to help fund our great Second Wind Dreams program. Elmcroft has been so blessed by the Jacksonville community in supporting the dreams of our seniors.

Thank you for helping to make these dreams come true!

Wreath donations are greatly appreciated and your company or organization will enjoy special recognition during the bidding period, as well as at our Winter Wonderland Celebration when the winners are announced.

Wreath donations will be accepted between 11/17 and 12/08.

For more information, please call Lynn Ford at 519-9300 or Lford@elmcroft.com.

Relaxation and Meditation Workshop South Mandarin Branch Library @ South Mandarin Branch Library
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Relaxation and Meditation Workshop   South Mandarin Branch Library

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


AIE NETWORKING MEETING @ Community Hospice Charles M Neviaser Bldg
Nov 21 @ 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.

2017                    Breakfast Sponsors

Sep 19                 Brookdale – Tiffany Allen

Oct 17                  Palm Garden – Debbie Cooper

Nov 21                A Care Connection – Janie Anderson

Dec 19                 Canterfield of Clay County –  Brenda Lee and Brent

Alzheimer’s Support Group at Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra @ Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra
Nov 21 @ 11:30 am

Alzheimer’ Support Group at Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra with Greg Trace from Silver Rehab.

Dessert n’ Dash at Benton House @ Benton House
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Benton House at Oakleaf would like to invite you to take home a fresh-baked pecan or pumpkin pie just in time for Thanksgiving!

Stop in and take a short tour and we will send you home with a mouth-watering pie.

Kindly RSVP by Nov. 19th, We look forward to seeing you!

Finally Friday Jax @ Haven Hospice Jax Office
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Our new location will be at the Haven Jax office (beginning Oct 2017)
It will still be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month.

Steve Groth
Professional Liaison
Cell Phone: 904.580.0177
Office Phone: 904.733.9818
Fax: 904.733.8864
E-mail: sjgroth@havenhospice.org
Web: www.havenhospice.org

Holiday Open House at Benton House @ Benton Houses
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you worried about Mom? Sometimes when visiting a family member, we realize that they need help!

Let Benton House Help!

Free Senior Bingo at Canterfield of Clay County @ Canterfield of Clay County
Nov 25 @ 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

Blood Drive at Silver Creek Retirement @ Silver Creek Retirement
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please join Silver Creek Retirement and One Blood  and Give the gift of life by donating at our Blood Drive.

Please call to reserve your time for that day:  904-810-0444

Managing Your Medications at Allegro Fleming Island @ Allegro Fleming Island
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Managing your medications with Pam Henry