Author: Beri Kravitz

May ’22 Senior Resouces Guide: Caregiving

News, Publications / By Beri Kravitz / May 5, 2022

young woman helping man with cane walk in the park

Caregivers need patience, nerves of steel, creativity, common sense, humor, compassion, and strength. It is hard work. It consumes an incredible amount of time – sometimes even throughout the night – and, sadly, often those needing assistance are not grateful as they struggle to deal with their new reality of not being in charge of …

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Virtual Reality allows seniors to see the world without leaving home

News / By Beri Kravitz / March 3, 2022

seniors with VR goggles

Virtual reality helps seniors not only by boosting their mood, but also by promoting brain activity – both of which reduce overall healthcare costs over time. Using virtual reality reality headsets, a senior can experience many of the same benefits without having to be outwardly social. Residents [of nursing homes] do not have to come …

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Dec. ’21 Resource Guide: Communication Involves More Than Just Talking

News, Publications / By Beri Kravitz / December 9, 2021

It has been a while since one-on-one, in-person conversations and meetings were the norm. Communicating via Zoom never truly felt right, but at least there was that. This Senior Resources Guide, hopefully, will help you deal with the challenges of communicating in person, attending card games and meetings, and generally getting out and about with …

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The Virtual Career Gateway Continues in 2022!

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / December 7, 2021

Return to work with the Career Gateway!

If you are 50 years or older and frustrated by your job search, Career Gateway is for you. It will help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills and enable you to use the Internet more effectively. Each session of  Career Gateway features 30 hours of small-group classroom instruction over five days, …

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Friendly Chat Phone Volunteers Needed

KC club, News / By Beri Kravitz / November 24, 2021

woman using fingers like a phone

Friendly Chat Phone Volunteers Needed  JCA Phone Pal volunteers provide friendly phone companionship in an effort to decrease feelings of social isolation and loneliness. People with early-stage memory loss benefit from this program through one on one communication with another caring individual via the telephone. Brief “friendly conversation” phone calls to the VIP’s (the older …

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Gorlitz Kensington Club@Home Wins LeadingAge Maryland Excellence in Innovation Award

News / By Beri Kravitz / November 17, 2021

Execllence in Innovation Award

The JCA Gorlitz Kensington Club team, led by Colleen Kemp, received the LeadingAge Excellence in Innovation Award on November 16, 2021. Kensington Club@Home program was conceived and implemented by highly creative and dedicated activity leaders, contractors, partners, and the most incredibly caring volunteers. The result was some of the best virtual adult day services for …

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JCA’S Northern Virginia 50+ Employment Expo Is Back!

JCA Programs, News, Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / November 8, 2021

man looking at faces on screens

Are you a job seeker aged 50+? JOIN US! JCA’S Northern Virginia 50+ Employment Expo Is Back! Friday, November 19th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. via Zoom™   Job seekers and employers can register for FREE 50+ JOBSEEKERS You MUST Register to participate EMPLOYERS: Are you looking for Smart, Talented People?   Questions? Send an …

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Beacon Virtual 50+Expo Returns

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / November 3, 2021

virtual 50+ expo

For the second year in a row, the Beacon newspapers is presenting a unique Virtual 50+Expo that offers visitors a tremendous amount of informative and entertaining content. The event’s custom-designed website is open and provides immediate, free access, 24/7, to dozens of classes, speakers, and entertainers chosen especially for people over 50 in the Greater …

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Protect Yourself – Recongnize These Common Scams

News / By Beri Kravitz / November 1, 2021

white haired woman talking on phone

Don’t get taken in by scammers who tend to prey on seniors even more often than younger people. In 2020, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 800,000 complaints on losses exceeding $4.1 billion. According to its report, 28 percent of the total fraud losses occurred among adults older than 60 years. They lost …

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JCA’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Was Successful and Fun

Community Events, KC club / By Beri Kravitz / October 10, 2021

volunteer group shot at the Walk to End Alzheimer's

On Sunday, Oct 10, JCA staff, volunteers and members along with two dozen high school students joined our Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It was held at the Chabad of Potomac.

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