The JCA Kensington Club is a weekly program providing social, purposeful, and stimulating activities for older adults with early-stage memory loss. We offer two in-person locations with twice-weekly programming plus activities to do at home to regularly maintain social connections.
Kensington Club @White Oak will be reopening in December of 2021 and Kensington Club @Parklawn has returned to its in-person programming as of July 6. In response to its popularity and success, we are also maintaining the virtual program – KC@Home. Participants can choose this “Blended Engagement Program.” comprised of a combination of up to two in-person sessions per week and/or KC@Home (virtual program).
The KC@Home plus KC@Parklawn or KC@White Oak Blended Engagement Program for Early Stage-Memory Loss allow the Kensington Club member to enjoy a combination of club days in-person and/or online.
In-person program provides twice weekly, 4-hour physical and cognitive enhancement.
Applicants must have a medical diagnosis of early-stage memory loss and demonstrate independence with walking, eating, and communicating. They must be able to independently manage their own personal cares in the bathroom and not be at risk for wandering. They should not be in denial of their diagnosis and be able to take medications with a verbal reminder.
This virtual program provides a weekly optional zoom session and a monthly lifelong learning video that can be viewed multiple times.
Applicants must have a medical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early-stage Alzheimer’s, or dementia or memory loss. Must not be in denial of their diagnosis. For the virtual program, the member must have a laptop, computer, or tablet with a webcam and microphone, and have a reliable internet connection. Must have an attention span for a 30-minute program on a screen.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on application and dues.
JCA® Headquarters and the
Kensington Clubs’ Main Office
12320 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Within the limits of its resources, JCA serves people of all faiths and from all walks of life. Indeed, we try to be as inclusive as possible in all that we do. Sometimes, however, JCA may deny a person or a group the option to enroll or to continue to participate in all or particular programs and services. We reserve the right to do so, at our sole discretion, should we believe that our action is in the best interest of the individual or program or for any other reason not precluded by applicable law.
JCA may change the nature and fee schedule of its programs at any time and without written notice.
See full KC@Home schedule
See full Parlklawn schedule
See full White Oak schedule
Choose your KC@Home package, your KC@Parklawn package, your KC@White Oak, or a combination!
A socially engaging virtual program that can provide friendly phone chats, a monthly lifelong learning video that can be viewed multiple times, a monthly engagement package, and optional Zoom groups.
KC@Home Partial Service
$200 Per Month
KC@Home Full Service
If your member is interested in participating in KC@Home, please choose one option.
Please include their name.
$300 Per Month
A 4-hour, highly engaging in-person social day program specifically designed for individuals living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s Disease, or another form of dementia or memory loss. The activities promote physical and cognitive enhancement through gentle exercise, literature art, history, nature, health/wellness, music, social, and other lifelong learning program opportunities.
KC@Parklawn 1 Day
$356 Per Month
KC@Parklawn 2 Days
$712 Per Month
KC@White Oak Senior Center, 2 Days
$728 Per Month
The Samuel J. Gorlitz Kensington Clubs of JCA are social day clubs designed to meet the needs of adults who are in the early stages of diagnosed memory loss while offering a break for caregivers. Our experienced staff provides support, acceptance, and compassion. The Clubs offer socialization with peers and meaningful cognitive and physical activity in comfortable surroundings.
We are now offering a holistic and engaging blended social day program that can be enjoyed in-person or virtually, from the comfort of your home. The Clubs are a program of JCA ® – the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington. They serve people of all faiths and from all walks of life.
Earlier intervention means a better quality of life. Our program packages provide opportunities for social engagement and support while promoting brain health and stimulation. We offer needed structure in the day.
The Club also offers camaraderie in an environment of acceptance. Club programs draw from individual interests and focus on maximizing skills for those with early-stage memory loss.
At JCA, no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in the provision of any care, service or admission subject to applicable laws.
JCA strives to be as inclusive as possible in all that we do, and our clients have the right to expect compassionate service from us. Sometimes, we may need to make the difficult decision of denying a person or group the option to enroll in our programs or continue to participate in them. We reserve the right to make lawful decisions that we believe are in the best interest of our clients and each program.
Contact: Colleen Kemp