Suzanne Pollak

CEO Gamse Honored For His 30 Years at JCA

CEO David Gamse was honored for his 30 years leading the Jewish Council for the Aging and received a proclamation from the Montgomery County Council at its Jan. 19 meeting. Gamse retired at the end of 2020. Council President Tom Hucker called Gamse, “truly a pillar of our community and a force for good for

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JCA Welcomes Shane Rock As Its New CEO

Shane Rock, the former CEO of Interfaith Works in Rockville, is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Jewish Council for the Aging. He succeeds CEO-emeritus David Gamse, who retired after three decades. Shane brings to JCA many years of experience at social service non-profit organizations. Besides Interfaith Works, he managed senior services programs at

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50+ Employment Expos Go Virtual

Retool, Recharge, and Reinvent Yourself at JCA’S VIRTUAL 50+ EMPLOYMENT EXPOS. Attend as many or as few workshops as you’d like. Network with local employers, training institutions and more. Learn new job-search skills. Our next Montgomery County, MD Virtual Employment Expo for Job-seekers Age 50+ will be held on February 16th. Our next Fairfax County, VA Virtual Employment

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JCA’s VillageRides Features New Ad

JCA launched a VillageRides video ad campaign on Thanksgiving to highlight our community organizations who are providing volunteer rides for seniors. The goal of the ad is to recruit new volunteers. This summer, in response to the pandemic, JCA provided customized face masks for more than 300 volunteer drivers so that they could safely hep

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SHIP Has Gone Virtual

Many JCA programs have adapted to stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines by going virtual and the Montgomery County State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is no exception. Our free monthly Medicare presentations previously held at County libraries have moved online! If you are about to enroll in Medicare and need more information, SHIP will help

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JCA 50+ Employment Expos are coming

For information and to register to be an exhibitor, click here for our Bethesda expo or here for our Fairfax expo. JCA is gearing up for its annual 50+ Employment Expos. Our first one is set for Monday, May 4 from 10 .m. to 2 a.p. at the Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center, 5701 Martinelli Road,

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Our first Walk for the Ages was a success

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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Time to change the conversation

Perhaps it’s time to sit down with your grandparents, aunts and uncles and other loved ones who aren’t quite as spry as they used to be. You may think you know what they are thinking about growing older, but then again, you just might be wrong. If you want to know what some people from

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Once a mom, always a mom

98-Year-Old Mom Moves Into Senior Care Home To Take Care Of Her 80-Year-Old Son “No matter how old we get, our moms will always look out for us. We’ll always be their babies in their eyes, and it’s a mentality that many mothers find hard to outgrow.” “Ada Keating is 98 years old, but her

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