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CEO David Gamse Named 8th Congressional District Local Hero

David Gamse, and all of JCA  staff and volunteers, were honored that U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin recently named him a local hero. During a 10-minute conversation, Gamse elaborated on issues of aging, several programs of the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and his upcoming retirement. Said Gamse, “Jamie’s warmth, knowledge and compassion wowed me

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We’re Seeking A New CEO

David Gamse, JCA’s CEO for the past three decades, is retiring at the end of this year. If you know anyone who can fill his big shoes, please direct questions, resumes and CVs to search@driconsulting.com.          

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National Good Neighbor Day is Monday, Sept. 28

    During these uncertain times, we can all be good neighbors by staying connected, especially to seniors aging in place. JCA VillageRides thanks the Super Hero volunteers of our 17 community partners who are helping seniors from becoming isolated by safely giving a ride to the doctor, running a quick errand or checking on neighboring seniors. Look for

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JCA Announces New Board Members

The Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc. (JCA), a charitable 501(c)(3) corporation, announces its new and continuing lay leaders with terms beginning at the JCA® Annual Meeting (AM) of Sept 30, 2020. The proposed Executive Committee (EC) members with terms ending at the AM of 2021 are President (Pres): Howard Gleckman; 1st

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SHIP Has Gone Virtual

Many JCA programs have adapted to stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines by going virtual and the Montgomery County State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is no exception. Our free monthly Medicare presentations previously held at County libraries have moved online! If you are about to enroll in Medicare and need more information, SHIP will help

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Career Gateway Goes Virtual

Even a pandemic can’t step JCA’s Career Gateway classes. If you are 50 years or older and frustrated by your job search, Career Gateway is for you. It will help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills and enable you to use the Internet more effectively. Each session of  Career Gateway features

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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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