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New Online Tool Will Help Older Adults Find Transportation Providers

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Montgomery County recently launched a new online tool to help older adults find volunteer ride providers to help them get where they need to go, when they need to get there. The online tool uses GIS mapping to connect an address with organizations, such as nonprofit groups and senior villages, who provide volunteer rides for such things …

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JCA Names Three Award Winners for 2022

News / By Beri Kravitz / September 29, 2022

During our 49th annual meeting, the Jewish Council for the Aging paid tribute to three very special people who enable our agency to Help All Seniors Thrive. Marianne Miller received the Jacqueline Unger Community Service Award. She has volunteered for more than 10 years with our State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Marianne is a certified …

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Do We Become Invisible As We Age?

Blog, News / By JCA / September 28, 2022

Do we become invisible as we age?

From Healthline Media, by Richard Eisenberg Ageism — prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping based on age — is sometimes called society’s last acceptable “ism.” It happens at work, to celebrities, and in everyday ways. And it can make people feel invisible as they get older. According to the World Health OrganizationTrusted Source, “Every second person in the world is believed …

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“Be a Good Neighbor” and “Give the Gift of a Lift ” in September

Blog, News / By JCA / September 21, 2022

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by Rhetta Vinson Research shows that older adults who lose their ability to drive, are unlikely to continue to engage in productive social activities and more likely to develop depression and other psychological symptoms. This trend has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. So on September 12th JCA VillageRides launched its fall advertising campaign which runs …

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Search Results May Link to Scam Sites

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 19, 2022

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From the Washington Post, by Geoffrey A. Fowler Searchers, beware: That Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo ad might be ‘malvertising’ — phishing campaigns and malware hiding behind legit-looking links. Nasty scams and malware are preying on your trust by hiding behind the ads that sit on top of search pages. Google, DuckDuckGo, and Bing are being …

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 15, 2022

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Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 and runs through December 7. While JCA SHIP counsels on all aspects of Medicare, our focus during this time frame is assisting beneficiaries with Part D Prescription Drug Plan analysis. This 5-week time frame is the only time seniors can elect to switch for the best plan to manage …

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Respite Coordination from the ARC Montgomery County

Blog, KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 13, 2022

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If you reside in Montgomery County and are an unpaid, primary caregiver for a frail senior citizen, living in the same household, you may apply for respite coordination from The Arc Montgomery County. A respite program can provide short-term relief for a few hours, a day, a weekend, or sometimes longer. However, respite care is not a substitute for …

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Virtual Wellness Programs beginning in September

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / August 23, 2022

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BrookGrove Retirement Village is offering several virtual wellness programs and support groups. Offerings include Everyday Balance, Alzheimer’s Support, Mindful Meditation, and Healthy Hip & Knee Habits. See the full list and register on the BrookGrove website.

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Career Gateway and CareerTech Receive Funding from NextFifty Initiative

News / By Beri Kravitz / August 22, 2022

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The Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA’s) Career Gateway and CareerTech Employment Programs Receive Funding from NextFifty Initiative Rockville, MD– August 22nd, 2022 — JCA’s Career Gateway and CareerTech have received significant funding from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based foundation that supports efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. This funding will …

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Exercise Shown to Slow Memory Decline

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / August 22, 2022

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For older adults at risk of dementia, regular exercise from light stretching to rigorous aerobics can help slow memory and thinking decline, a new study shows. Alzheimer’s researchers said the findings are from a late-stage trial measuring exercise as a potential remedy for people with mild cognitive decline. And they described it as a new …

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