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JCA receives $713,000 in transportation grants

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) awarded two, two-year grants to JCA – the Jewish Council for the Aging – for its transportation programs. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG recently approved funding for 24 projects that support mobility for seniors and those with disabilities. The Federal Transit Administration’s Enhanced Mobility

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What is your life expectancy?

“People living just a few blocks apart may have vastly different opportunities to live a long life in part because of their neighborhood,” reports the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  “Unfortunately, significant gaps in life expectancy persist across many United States cities, towns, ZIP codes and neighborhoods. The latest estimates of life expectancy reveal differences down

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JCA 50+ Employment Expos are coming

For information and to register to be an exhibitor, click here for our Bethesda expo or here for our Fairfax expo. JCA is gearing up for its annual 50+ Employment Expos. Our first one is set for Monday, May 4 from 10 .m. to 2 a.p. at the Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center, 5701 Martinelli Road,

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KC’s art show wowed everyone who came

Thanks so much to everyone who attended our seventh annual Kensington Clubs Art Show Jan. 12. We are sure you were as impressed as we all were at the great works of art created by our members. This year’s theme was Reclaim and Repurpose: Works of Art. We collected recyclable materials and the members did

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Time to change the conversation

Perhaps it’s time to sit down with your grandparents, aunts and uncles and other loved ones who aren’t quite as spry as they used to be. You may think you know what they are thinking about growing older, but then again, you just might be wrong. If you want to know what some people from

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Once a mom, always a mom

98-Year-Old Mom Moves Into Senior Care Home To Take Care Of Her 80-Year-Old Son “No matter how old we get, our moms will always look out for us. We’ll always be their babies in their eyes, and it’s a mentality that many mothers find hard to outgrow.” “Ada Keating is 98 years old, but her

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KC Afternoon Club returns

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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JCA has 5,000+ FB friends

THANK YOU, FACEBOOK FANS! We were wowed (and honored) to learn we just welcomed our 5,000th Facebook friend. Please help us keep growing while keeping up to date with the best ways to enjoy your senior years by clicking here. Learn how JCA might be of help to you or your loved ones by visiting

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Mark your calendar for JCA’s 50+ Employment Expos in May

We are gearing up for our two 50+ Employment Expos and already have employers and resources lined up to help. So come Retool, Recharge and Reinvent with JCA. The first one will be May 4 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hillary Howard, afternoon anchor at

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