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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We’re Seeking A New CEO

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / September 23, 2020

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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KC Afternoon Club returns

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

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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

Uncategorized / By Suzanne Pollak / May 2, 2019

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

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / January 28, 2019

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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Louis Gossett Jr. to receive JCA Productive Aging Award

Uncategorized / By Suzanne Pollak / January 18, 2019

JCA is excited to announce that Louis Gossett Jr., best known for his Academy Award winning roles as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots, will receive the Productive Aging Award at our 26th annual Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Dinner on Sunday, June 2. The …

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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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It’s grand slam time

Uncategorized / By Suzanne Pollak / July 6, 2018

Join JCA and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on Aug. 19 at Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park when the Nats take on the Miami Marlins. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. for information and tickets, go to shalomdc.org/grandslam.

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JCA’s REAL program wins national award

Uncategorized / By Suzanne Pollak / June 11, 2018

Heyman Interages Center’s Reading and Educating to Advance Lives (REAL) program, which is a collaborative program with DHHS and MCPL, won a 2018 National Association of Counties achievement award. This is the second year in a row that a JCA Interages program has received this award. Tech Connect won last year. REAL connects volunteers with …

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JCA senior writer earns several editorial awards

Uncategorized / By Suzanne Pollak / May 23, 2018

Suzanne Pollak, JCA’s Senior Writer/Editor, who also is a reporter at the Montgomery Sentinel, earned several awards this month at the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia’s Press Association Editorial Contest. She took first place in sports reporting for her article, “Concussion fears reduce number of students turning out to play football.” She earned second place in …

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