Jewish Council for the Aging, Rockville, Maryland
JCA helps older adults in the Greater Washington, D.C. region maintain independence, dignity, vitality and self-respect.
New board welcomed in at 2018 Annual Meeting
JCA said thank you to outgoing President Natalie Cantor and welcomed in new President Norman Goldstein at its 45th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Charles E. Smith Life Communities on October 15. A large crowd of staff, volunteers, board and community members attended. Also at the meeting, the new executive committee was installed.
Receiving awards were:
- Vicki Witkin: Jacqueline Unger Community Service Award for her efforts in many JCA programs, including Career Gateway, Interages and the 50+ Employment Expo.
- Patricia Rohrer: Advocate for the Aging Award for her work as the long term care program manager in the Fairfax County Health Department.
- Maria Hernandez: Ruth Breslow-Young Staff Award of Excellence for her hard work and devotion to JCA. Maria is the office and operations administrator.
News and Updates From JCA
Louis Gossett Jr. to receive JCA Productive Aging AwardFebruary 18, 2019
JCA is excited to announce that Louis Gossett Jr., best known for his Academy Award winning roles as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots, will receive the Productive Aging Award at our 26th annual Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Dinner on Sunday, June 2. The
It’s always someone’s birthday!January 28, 2019
Last year, a wonderful thing happened on the way to my birthday: I discovered Facebook fundraising. My first-ever campaign raised nearly $1,000 in three weeks, and JCA used every donated dollar to sustain or expand senior services that urgently need them. Are you ready to join me? The only prerequisites are that you yourself have a Facebook account.
WTOP’s Howard to speak at employment expoJanuary 25, 2019
Hillary Howard, the award winning radio and television reporter who has worked in the Greater Washington area for more than 20 years, will be the keynote speaker at JCA’s 50+ Employment Expo in Fairfax, Va. She is the afternoon anchor on WTOP. This year’s Retool, Recharge, Reinvent’s expo will be at the Fair Oaks Marriott,