KC Art Show Featured in the Washington Jewish Week

News / By JCA / February 1, 2024

Edith shows her artwork

The January 25 Washington Jewish Week featured an article about the Kensington Clubs art show. From the article: “The art display, which will remain up for around a month, includes a curated selection of the work completed by the program participants over a six-month period during their time at the JCA’s Gaithersburg location. Participants go …

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Webinar: Reimagining Care Delivery: Toward A More Perfect Health Care System

Blog, News / By JCA / June 15, 2023

Howard Gleckman

What would a more perfect healthcare and social care delivery system for older adults look like? Howard Gleckman, immediate past president of JCA, an Urban Institute Fellow, journalist, and the author of Caring for Our Parents, talks about where seniors now get care, who pays for it, how to plan for care an elder may …

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The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults

Blog, News / By JCA / April 11, 2023

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This blog post references an article from 2022 about financial scams. Since then, undoubtedly, new scams have popped up. It is best to be suspicious of any email you receive from an unrecognized source. Hover your cursor over the “from” field to reveal the full address of the sender. If it does not match the …

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Johns Hopkins Sleep-Memory Study

KC Blog, News / By JCA / March 30, 2023

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by Margaret Foster from The Beacon Sleep and memory loss have a chicken-and-egg relationship. People with early Alzheimer’s disease tend to have trouble sleeping, and lack of sleep may contribute to memory loss. If you have memory lapses and also have a hard time sleeping, there’s a study at Johns Hopkins that could help. Known …

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March ’23 Senior Resources Guide: The Job Picture is Looking Up

Blog, News / By JCA / March 13, 2023

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by Suzanne Pollak, JCA Senior Writer/Editor The Job Picture is Looking Up; Many Employers Want To Hire Seniors The pandemic set many workers on a new trajectory, and that is not necessarily a bad thing at all. According to Carly Roszowski, vice president of financial resilience programming at AARP, 23% of seniors are considered long-term …

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USAging Offers Brochures on a Range of Topics for Older Adults

Blog, News, Uncategorized / By JCA / March 1, 2023

USAging logo

USAging, the representative organization for the national network of Area Agencies on Aging, offers more than two dozen brochures on many topics of interest to older adults and their caregivers. They are called Consumer Brochures, but they cover a range of topics including volunteering, emotional wellness, home repair, avoiding scams, transportation options, preventing isolation, tips …

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SCSEP Participants Reflect on Black History Month

News / By Beri Kravitz / February 21, 2023

Black History Month

Several SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) participants were asked to express their points of view on Black History Month. These SCSEP jobseekers are on an amazing journey to finding their dream job. Please keep reading for their thoughtful and insightful commentary. Juliet Ceesay has worked with JCA SHIP. Effective February 20th, Juliet is a …

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Elderly

Blog, News / By JCA / February 12, 2023

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by Alyssa Hill for Many adults aged 65 and older misuse prescription and illicit drugs, but alcohol remains the most widely abused substance. Abuse of opioids, prescription medications, and marijuana is also common. Thirty percent of the U.S. population consists of “baby boomers,” which is a generation of people born between 1946 and 1964. …

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Implications of Ending The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency

Blog, News / By JCA / February 6, 2023

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What The End Of The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Will Mean for Older Adults by Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Urban Institute and immediate past president of JCA President Biden’s announcement that the Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11 will have a significant impact on older adults. Some changes will be …

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Alzheimer’s Study Focuses on Black Seniors

KC Blog, News, Uncategorized / By JCA / February 2, 2023

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Researchers Seek to Prevent Alzheimer’s from The Beacon by Margaret Foster While some scientists are working on medications to treat memory loss, other researchers are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease entirely. Now a global study is under way to track the brains of healthy older adults who don’t yet have memory loss. Called …

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