Suzanne Pollak

Louis Gossett Jr. to receive JCA Productive Aging Award

JCA is excited to announce that Louis Gossett Jr., best known for his Academy Award winning roles as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots, will receive the Productive Aging Award at our 26th annual Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Dinner on Sunday, June 2. The

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It’s always someone’s birthday!

Last year, a wonderful thing happened on the way to my birthday: I discovered Facebook fundraising.  My first-ever campaign raised nearly $1,000 in three weeks, and JCA used every donated dollar to sustain or expand senior services that urgently need them.  Are you ready to join me? The only prerequisites are that you yourself have a Facebook account.

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WTOP’s Howard to speak at employment expo

Hillary Howard, the award winning radio and television reporter who has worked in the Greater Washington area for more than 20 years, will be the keynote speaker at JCA’s 50+ Employment Expo in Fairfax, Va. She is the afternoon anchor on WTOP. This year’s Retool, Recharge, Reinvent’s expo will be at the Fair Oaks Marriott,

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NBC 4’s Barbara Harrison is MoCo keynote speaker

Barbara Harrison, a treasured Washington journalist for more than 35 years, is the keynote speaker at JCA’s Monday, April 15th 50+ Employment Expo at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Harrison is best known for Wednesday’s Child and her interesting interviews. If you are looking for work, don’t miss JCA’s 50+ Employment Expo.

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KC’s annual art show is Jan. 27

Please join us Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the Gorlitz Kensington Club’s 6th Annual Art Show, presented in collaboration with the JCA Heyman Interages Center and Arts for the Aging. There will be a music presentation by Arts for the Aging, lots of artwork by KC members and light refreshments. There

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It’s grand slam time

Join JCA and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on Aug. 19 at Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park when the Nats take on the Miami Marlins. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. for information and tickets, go to shalomdc.org/grandslam.

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Interages director spoke at roundtable

Leah Bradley, senior director of JCA’s Heyman’s Interages Center, was a panelist at ASA Washington, D.C. Roundtable on Intergenerational Programming: Connecting the Generations. Also speaking was Donna Butts, executive director of Generations  United. The program was held June 26.

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JCA’s REAL program wins national award

Heyman Interages Center’s Reading and Educating to Advance Lives (REAL) program, which is a collaborative program with DHHS and MCPL, won a 2018 National Association of Counties achievement award. This is the second year in a row that a JCA Interages program has received this award. Tech Connect won last year. REAL connects volunteers with

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