Author: Beri Kravitz

“Just Us” at the National Gallery of Art

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

National Gallery entrance

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

four women do seated exercises

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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Washington Post: A Dizzying Tour of Medicare’s Drug Pricing Labyrinth

News / By Beri Kravitz / August 9, 2022

drawing of a woman on lifeboat in a sea of pills

In light of the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act which allows Medicare to negotiate drug pricing, the Washington Post ran an article outlining just how complicated the current system is. Drug pricing is only one concern for those insured by Medicare. There are regular doctor visits, hospitalization, home health care, and other medical …

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May ’22 Senior Resouces Guide: Caregiving

Blog, 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, Publications / 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!

News / 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 Blog, 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

KC Blog, 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 / 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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