Author: Beri Kravitz

JCA Names Three Award Winners for 2022

News / By Beri Kravitz / September 29, 2022

During our 49th annual meeting, the Jewish Council for the Aging paid tribute to three very special people who enable our agency to Help All Seniors Thrive. Marianne Miller received the Jacqueline Unger Community Service Award. She has volunteered for more than 10 years with our State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Marianne is a certified …

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Search Results May Link to Scam Sites

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 19, 2022

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From the Washington Post, by Geoffrey A. Fowler Searchers, beware: That Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo ad might be ‘malvertising’ — phishing campaigns and malware hiding behind legit-looking links. Nasty scams and malware are preying on your trust by hiding behind the ads that sit on top of search pages. Google, DuckDuckGo, and Bing are being …

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Webinar: Setting Limits in Dementia Caregiving

KC Blog / By Beri Kravitz / September 16, 2022

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Setting Limits in Dementia Caregiving: Avoiding and Preventing Martyr Syndrome Do you decline when others ask how they can help out with your loved one who has dementia? Do you feel like you are the only one who can take care of your loved one the “right way?” This program will help you determine if …

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 15, 2022

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Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 and runs through December 7. While JCA SHIP counsels on all aspects of Medicare, our focus during this time frame is assisting beneficiaries with Part D Prescription Drug Plan analysis. This 5-week time frame is the only time seniors can elect to switch for the best plan to manage …

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Webinar: Realities of Dementia

KC Blog / By Beri Kravitz / September 14, 2022

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This program is designed to help families and friends deal with caring for a loved one with dementia. Facilitators will provide a new understanding of the multilevel dynamics at play when a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia comes into play. We will discuss real life situations, actions, and reactions of all involved as …

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Respite Coordination from the ARC Montgomery County

Blog, KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 13, 2022

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If you reside in Montgomery County and are an unpaid, primary caregiver for a frail senior citizen, living in the same household, you may apply for respite coordination from The Arc Montgomery County. A respite program can provide short-term relief for a few hours, a day, a weekend, or sometimes longer. However, respite care is not a substitute for …

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Virtual Wellness Programs beginning in September

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / August 23, 2022

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BrookGrove Retirement Village is offering several virtual wellness programs and support groups. Offerings include Everyday Balance, Alzheimer’s Support, Mindful Meditation, and Healthy Hip & Knee Habits. See the full list and register on the BrookGrove website.

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Career Gateway and CareerTech Receive Funding from NextFifty Initiative

News / By Beri Kravitz / August 22, 2022

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The Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA’s) Career Gateway and CareerTech Employment Programs Receive Funding from NextFifty Initiative Rockville, MD– August 22nd, 2022 — JCA’s Career Gateway and CareerTech have received significant funding from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based foundation that supports efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. This funding will …

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“Just Us” at the National Gallery of Art

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / August 17, 2022

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Just Us at the National Gallery of Art provides interactive, discussion-based experiences for people with memory loss and their care partners. Participants explore two works of art during virtual sessions on Zoom, meeting weekly on Mondays from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. (EST). Virtual meetings of Just Us The virtual Just Us sessions continue to be …

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MoCo Recreation Fall Registration is open

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / August 17, 2022

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Montgomery County Recreation has many ways for independent adults, 55 and better to stay active and healthy. Whether you are working, semi-retired, or fully retired, the county has many programs, activities, classes, and events for you to choose from. There are many opportunities for you to THRIVE: Travel programs-we travel both near and far throughout …

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