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.

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News and Updates From JCA

KC’s annual art show is Jan. 27

January 9, 2019

Please join us Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the Gorlitz Kensington Club’s 6th Annual Art Show, presented in collaboration with the JCA Heyman Interages Center and Arts for the Aging. There will be a music presentation by Arts for the Aging, lots of artwork by KC members and light refreshments. There

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JCA’s third Kensington Club up and running

January 8, 2019

And then there were three!  The Jewish Council for the Aging(R) Gorlitz Kensington Clubs has a new location. In collaboration with Montgomery County Recreation, JCA will now serve the needs of adults with early stage of diagnosed memory loss as well as provide care partner respite at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring.

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NBC 4’s Barbara Harrison is the MoCo keynote speaker

November 25, 2018

Barbara Harrison, a treasured Washington journalist for more than 35 years, is the keynote speaker at JCA’s Monday, April 15th 50+ Employment Expo at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Harrison is best known for Wednesday’s Child and her interesting interviews. If you are looking for work, don’t miss JCA’s 50+ Employment Expo.

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