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JCA CEO featured on webinar on growing old

David Gamse, JCA CEO, and Todd Schenk,  Jewish Social Service Agency CEO, recently spoke about “Growing Old: What’s Next for our Community’s Aging Population?” The webinar was held Nov. 21 and was sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington as part of its The Close Up series. Click here  to learn about aging –

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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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Louis Gossett Jr. to receive JCA Productive Aging Award

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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It’s grand slam time

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

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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