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.

46 and still growing

A big thanks to everyone who helped make JCA’s 46th annual meeting and awards ceremony such a success.
JCA had a great year, awarding actor Louis Gossett Jr. with our Blajwas Productive Aging Award, adding a third Gorlitz Kensington Club and helping nearly 31,000 older adults and family caregivers this year.
At our Oct. 17 annual meeting, we presented our Advocate for the Aging Award to Hank Greenberg, AARP Maryland State Director. Our Jacqueline Unger Community Service Award went to Rabbi Kenneth Block, who volunteers with our Mobility Management and Outreach programs. Koranee Peppe, JCA grant writer coordinator, received the Ruth Breslow-Young Staff Award of Excellence.
Special shout outs go to Board Member Gregroy Wims for officiating, Rabbi Michael J. Safra of B’Nai Israel Congregation for his moving memorial to Past President Sheldon Grosberg and Alexis Bock Robbins, director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s strategic planning and allocations, for her warm greetings.
Members of the new JCA executive board stand together during the annual meeting. Photo by Harvey Levine

News and Updates From JCA

JCA CEO featured on webinar on growing old

December 2, 2019

David Gamse, JCA CEO, and Todd Schenk,  Jewish Social Service Agency CEO, recently spoke about “Growing Old: What’s Next for our Community’s Aging Population?” The webinar was held Nov. 21 and was sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington as part of its The Close Up series. Click here  to learn about aging –

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KC members create ageism art

October 20, 2019

JCA’s Kensington Club at Parklawn members created this wonderful piece for an art show entitled, “Raise Your Voice Against Ageism.” The paper was passed around so each member could add his/her own feelings in both wax crayon and watercolor. The words attached to the drawing all came from conversations about ageism. Be sure to stop

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Our first Walk for the Ages was a success

September 11, 2019

Walk for the Ages was a huge success Thank you to everyone who helped make our first-ever Walk for the Ages a success. Our walkers, both two-legged and four-legged, also enjoyed making new friends, dancing, doing crafts, playing games and taking selfies at Glen Echo Park on Sept.      

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