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
Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7November 25, 2018
Rafael Espinoza, Director of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), informed listeners about changes to Medicare plans during an interview on the popular Radio America Spanish language program. He discussed programs that can help cover Medicare costs. Espinoza highlighted the importance of reviewing plans – especially Part D prescription drug plans. He cautioned listeners, “Don’t
JCA attends SSAI national conferenceSeptember 5, 2018
For more than four decades, the Jewish Council for the Aging has operated its award-winning Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) as a grantee of Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI), and how proud we are about that! During FY 2017-2018, SCSEP provided 46,418 community service hours through the work of 92 paid, on-the-job trainees who
JCA to open 3rd Kensington ClubAugust 20, 2018
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.