Sensory Gardens’ Health Benefits for 50+ Adults

Blog / By JCA / June 11, 2024

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By Sandi Schwartz, AARP Sensory Garden Ideas to Stimulate Your Senses and Delight Your Soul Taking time to stop and smell the roses offers health benefits for 50+ adults When our senses are not functioning properly, it can make life more difficult and put us at risk, such as when being unable to hear on …

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The Heartbreak and Hazards of Alzheimer’s Caregiving

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / June 11, 2024

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by Dasha Kiper for Scientific American and the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative The vast majority of caregivers know full well that their spouses or parents are ill with Alzheimer’s, yet they still behave in ways they know are counterproductive: arguing, blaming, insisting on reality, and taking symptoms personally. Reasonableness is hardly our brain’s first priority. The …

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Introducing the JCA Executor’s Guide

Blog / By JCA / June 4, 2024

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Preparing a will is widely recognized as an essential, responsible step in caring for our loved ones after we pass. Through a will, we can specify the distribution of remaining assets and secure our legacy. However, for those tasked with carrying out our wishes—the executor—the process is time-consuming, complicated, and expensive. The JCA Executor’s Guide …

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May ’24 Senior Resources Guide: All You Need to Know About Oral Health

Blog / By JCA / May 30, 2024

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Do not neglect your oral health is the strong message from the latest Senior Resources Guide. Not only can it hurt a winning smile, but problems with your teeth and gums can lead to other serious health issues, especially if you end up favoring soft foods and don’t get the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits …

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Aging in Place – The Role of Villages

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / May 29, 2024

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What is a Village? Villages are a local, volunteer-led, grassroots organizations that aim to support community members who choose to age-in-place.  They foster social connections through activities and events and coordinate volunteer help at home using neighbor helping neighbor model. There are close to 200 villages ​es in the nation and around fifty in the DC …

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Why Only 1 in 6 Americans with Hearing Loss Wears Hearing Aids

Blog / By JCA / May 28, 2024

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by Cara Everett, MS, RDN, LDN for the National Council on Aging Hearing loss is a common condition in older adults, affecting 68% of Americans in their 70s and 90% in their 80s and older. It not only limits a person’s ability to communicate, but also increases the risk of significant health conditions, like dementia, depression, and anxiety. In …

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It’s Not Your Parents’ Retirement Anymore

Blog / By JCA / May 26, 2024

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by Kate Ashford for the Beacon Now that retirement spans more years than ever, you might need to rethink how you envision that stage of your life. Although Americans are retiring a little later than they did 30 years ago, they’re also living longer. Retirement isn’t a blip on the life radar — it’s a …

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Creating a Skills-Based Resume

Blog / By JCA / May 22, 2024

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from the Center for Workforce Inclusion A competitive job market means it’s critical to put your best foot forward, starting with writing a great resume. The most common resume format is chronological, which doesn’t always highlight the diverse skills that older workers and people with non-traditional backgrounds offer. Opting for a skills-based resume instead allows …

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Senior Care Referral Site Omits Neglect Findings

Blog / By JCA / May 22, 2024

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A May 16, 2024 article in the Washington Post, Senior-care referral site ‘A Place for Mom’ stays mum on neglect, exposes the popular search site, A Place for Mom, as a paid advertising site. While their homepage claims “unbiased recommendations,” interviews and records show skewed testimonials and overlooked violations. The Post reviewed inspection reports and …

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What JCA Does Best

Blog / By JCA / May 21, 2024

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In our latest video, we highlight participants from the Heyman Interages Center, the Kensington Clubs, and SCSEP (Senior Community Service Empoyment Program). Each of the participants interviewed shows what JCA does best.

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