City of Jacksonville


Age-Friendly Jacksonville



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Join Us for the Launch of Age-Friendly Jacksonville (AFJ) Community Listening Session Meetings

The Council on Elder Affairs is excited to invite you to the launch of our series of Age-Friendly Jacksonville (AFJ) Community Listening Session Meetings. These sessions will effectively replace our General Council Meetings over the next four months.   

The purpose of these meetings is multi-faceted:
  • Collect information from a diverse cross-section of the community to inform the planning and development of the Age-Friendly Jacksonville Initiative (AFJ).
  • Explore local aging issues and gain insights into the community's perspectives and desires for improving livability.
  • Gather feedback from traditionally hard-to-reach populations.
  • Provide an opportunity for older adults to connect with their Council Members, as well as receive information related to older adults in their respective districts.
  • Foster networking among COEA members and community outreach.
Event Details:

Date: Thursday, May 23. 2024
Location: The Legends Center (Northeast Districts)
Address: 5130 Soutel Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32208
  • 5:30 pm: Meet and Greet
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Listening Session Meeting
The Discussion Topic Questions, which will be addressed during the sessions, are as follows:
  • What do you love about your community?
  • What's needed now - and in the future - in your community?
  • What would add to the quality of life in your community?
Upcoming Sessions:
  • Northeast Districts:  The Legends Center, Thursday, May 23, 2024
    • 5130 Soutel Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32208
  • Northwest Districts:  Pablo Creek Regional Library, Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
  • Southwest Districts:  Lane Wiley Senior Center, Thursday, July 25, 2024
    • 6710 Wiley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Requests for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be made to the Disabled Services Division two to three business-days prior to the meeting at (904) 255-5466 or email The public is encouraged to attend. Please contact the office prior to the day of the meeting to confirm time and location as changes can occur from time to time.
We look forward to your participation in this important initiative!

Point of contact for information on the Age Friendly Jacksonville Initiative:  Carrence Bass by phone: 904-255-5413

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