JCA Programs

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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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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JCA receives $681,159 to enhance transportation programs

Rockville, MD (January 23, 2018) — The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) has approved the award of $681,159 in federal transportation funding for JCA® – the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington — to support two JCA projects. The TPB selected just 17

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Tech Connect, a brilliant idea

We are very proud to announce that Tech Connect, a program of JCA’s Heyman’s Interages Center and Montgomery County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, was just named one of the National Association of Counties 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work. “These brilliant ideas can serve as examples for counties across the country. Though no two of

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ABC calls Heyman Interages Program a ‘Harris Hero’

JCA’s Heyman Interages Center brings school children and isolated older adults from senior facilities together in a mentoring program. Watch this ABC video to see students at Gaithersburg High School work together with JCA volunteers he program in action and you’ll understand why  it was chosen as one of Leon Harris’ heroes.    

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The Career Gateway – Next Class Starting Oct. 13 – Sign Up Now!

Are you age 50+ and looking for a new job? Whether you are re-entering the workforce or making a career change, JCA’s Career Gateway program was designed just for you. The next session of Career Gateway starts October 13, 2016 — classes are small by design, so seats are limited. Be sure to sign up

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Become an Interages Volunteer and Inspire Young Minds!

If you’re age 50 or better, we invite you to learn about volunteering with the JCA Heyman Interages® Center. Interages volunteers serve throughout Montgomery County in a variety of programs that help children and youth unlock their potential. Our programs serve pre-K through high school, and you can work with youth one-on-one or in small

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Tired Faces Campaign Promotes Safety for Older Pedestrians

The Tired Faces campaign uses serious images – faces symbolically blemished by tire treads – to remind drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to look out for one another and follow traffic safety laws. Now, a new group of Tired Faces ads is putting the spotlight on the safety of older pedestrians. “It’s a serious campaign for

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Ride Smart Workshops Offered on June 16 & 17 and June 23 & 24

JCA’s Ride Smart workshops help small groups of older adults learn to use public transportation options and otherwise navigate the National Capital Region. In this two-day workshop, seniors learn How to travel to destinations of their choice How to read Ride-On & Metro bus schedules How to read the Metro system map and understand fare

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