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JPL50+

Jacksonville Public Library is pleased to offer programs with older adults in mind – JPL50+! Stay up-to-date with technology with classes on how to use the latest phones and tablets. Learn about social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more). Get information on finances and legal issues. Continue learning about health and culture. Check out live music performances and more - just for you!

Learn more about issues affecting older adults from our friends at AARP Jacksonville, Alzheimer’s Association, City of Jacksonville – Senior Services, Community Hospice, ElderSource, and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

Report Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation 24/7 at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).

All library programs are free and open to the public.



Nov 13

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Nov 13 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library

Would you like to feel more confident using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop independently? Do you have questions about downloading/using apps? Are you interested in learning how to borrow materials from the library and download them to your device? Drop in between the hours of 10:30-12:30 pm, the first Saturday of the month, here at the Mandarin Branch Library to get FREE assistance without an appointment. JPL50

Nov 14

Lunch @ the Lounge concert

Nov 14 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Main Library

Bring your lunch - bagged, boxed or bought from a local eatery - to the Lounge, located just inside the Main Library entrance on Laura Street. Relax to the music while dining solo or with friends. Music1 JPL50

Nov 14

Introduction to Tai Chi

Nov 14 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Murray Hill Branch Library

The Taoist Tai Chi Society® internal arts and methods incorporate stretching and turning into a sequence of 108 movements that reduce tension, improve circulation and balance and increase strength and flexibility. Often referred to as a moving meditation, this introductory class will cover the first 17 moves and explore other health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi. This four week program is free and open to the public. JPL50 Health1

Nov 14

Chair Yoga

Nov 14 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Chair Yoga is a great practice for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. Chair Yoga is free and open to the public. JPL50

Nov 14

Alzheimer's Association presents Dementia Conversations

Nov 14 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
University Park Branch Library

These ongoing workshops will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans, and much more! #jpl50

Nov 14

Internet Safety and Security for JPL50+

Nov 14 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
West Branch Library

In this class, you will learn how to: create secure passwords, avoid Internet scams and evaluate website safety. Receive practical advice and learn the skills you need to surf the Web safely. JPL50

Nov 15

Crafting Fun for JPL 50+

Nov 15 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
West Branch Library

Bring your favorite craft to work on in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. JPL50

Nov 15

Alzheimer's Association presents Dementia Conversations

Nov 15 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
University Park Branch Library

These ongoing workshops will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans, and much more! #jpl50

Nov 15

Chair Yoga

Nov 15 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Mandarin Branch Library

Learn how to do modified yoga poses in a chair. Everyone is invited to take part in these free sessions of chair yoga, which will be led by a certified yoga teacher. Come to all classes or take as many as you'd like. JPL50

Nov 15

Chair Yoga

Nov 15 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Chair Yoga is a great practice for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. Chair Yoga is free and open to the public. JPL50

Nov 15

Drop In! Tech Help for Adults 50+

Nov 15 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Webb Wesconnett Regional Library

Would you like to feel more confident using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop independently? Do you have questions about downloading/using apps? Are you interested in learning how to borrow materials from the library and download them to your device? Drop in between the hours of 3:30-5 pm, Every Thursday, here at the Webb Wesconnett Branch Library to get FREE assistance without an appointment. JPL50

Nov 15

Meditation in Motion

Nov 15 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Willowbranch Branch Library

Amanda Dill combines meditation and Raga yoga movements with the goal of relaxation and wellness. #JPL50 #HealthForAll

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