The JCA Kensington Clubs are comprised of weekly programs providing social, purposeful, and stimulating activities for older adults with early-stage memory loss. We offer in-person or virtual programming plus activities to do at home to regularly maintain social connections. Locations are in Rockville, White Oak, or Germantown for in-person programs or members can opt for a virtual program.
The KC @Home plus KC @Parklawn, KC @White Oak, or KC @Germantown Blended Engagement Program allows the Kensington Clubs member to enjoy a combination of club days in-person and/or online.
This virtual program provides a weekly optional zoom session and a monthly lifelong learning video that can be viewed multiple times.
Virtual Program Membership Criteria:
Applicants must have a medical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early-stage Alzheimer’s, 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.
In-person program for physical and cognitive enhancement.
In-Person Membership Criteria:
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 care 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.
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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.
JCA® Headquarters and the
Kensington Clubs’ Main Office
12320 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Primary Phone: 301-255-4204
KC@White Oak Senior Center: 301-255-4221
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