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Son of Former Kensington Clubs Member Shares His Murder Mystery Book

KC club, News / By Suzanne Pollak / May 23, 2022

Book Details His Mother’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Decline Table Magazine Executive Editor Wayne Hoffman, whose mother participated in both Jewish Council for the Aging’s Kensington Clubs and Misler adult day care centers, gave an intriguing talk May 23 about his latest book that focuses on both his mother’s decline due to the effects of Alzheimer’s …

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JCA Celebrates Purim and St. Patrick’s Day

JCA Events, KC Blog, KC club, News / By Suzanne Pollak / March 17, 2022

Plates full of poppy seed, apricot and cherry hamantashen and green and white cupcakes were the treats March 17 as the Jewish Council for the Aging celebrated Purim and St. Patrick’s Day. Kensington Clubs members in both the morning and afternoon programs worked on the jigs thanks to the assistance of SCSEP’s Elaine Looney and …

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LeadingAge Maryland Watched JCA in Action

JCA Programs, KC Blog, KC club, News / By Suzanne Pollak / March 2, 2022

Allison Ciborowski, president and founder of LeadingAge Maryland, visited the Jewish Council for the Aging on Wednesday. That organization chose JCA’s Kensington Clubs Manager Colleen Kemp to receive their Excellence in Innovation award for the way KC staff continued to serve its members during the pandemic, through Zoom classes and programs. She got to see …

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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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JCA’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Was Successful and Fun

Community Events, KC club, News / By Beri Kravitz / October 10, 2021

volunteer group shot at the Walk to End Alzheimer's

On Sunday, Oct 10, JCA staff, volunteers and members along with two dozen high school students joined our Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It was held at the Chabad of Potomac.

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Gorlitz KC Members’ Artwork on Display at Bender JCC

KC club, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 24, 2021

cicada collage

The Bender JCC’s Art Show, Under One Roof, features a collective work by the Gorlitz Kensington Clubs. After a summer of listening to cicadas, the members drew their own and attached them to a tree. They also included a poem they wrote about the insect’s short life. The work was created in four sessions as …

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JCA Receives Comcast NBC Grant to Shatter Stereotypes Through Music, Art

Interages, KC club, News / By Suzanne Pollak / June 28, 2021

We are proud and excited to to announce that JCA’s Heyman Interages Center and the JCA Gorlitz Kensington Clubs are winners of The Comcast NBC Universal Foundation’s 2021 Project Innovation Grant Challenge. The Comcast NBC Universal Foundation awarded the funds to non-profits that are strengthening communities through innovative solutions. With this new $13,000 grant, Jewish …

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What are your memories?

KC club / By Suzanne Pollak / June 11, 2019

Listen as people with Alzheimer’s Disease recall what they can in a touching video.

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KC Afternoon Club returns

KC club, Uncategorized / By Suzanne Pollak / May 3, 2019

older woman playing violin

For the second year in a row, the Jewish Council for the Aging has added an afternoon social day club. The Samuel Gorlitz Kensington Afternoon Club meets Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and includes supper plus all the great activities offered at our three day programs. Starting June 5 and running through September, …

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Sing along with the KC singers

KC club, Uncategorized / By Suzanne Pollak / July 12, 2018

Thursday morning, members of the Kensington Club at Parklawn sang with the K.C. Doyle Trio, creating good times and good memories.

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