News & Events

Welcome to the JCA News and Events page. Here you will find all news updates as well as post from the general blog and the KC (Kensington Clubs) Blog. Use the search function on the right side of the page to find news and posts about any particular category or key term that interests you.

AARP Webinar: Stay Safe from Common Scams

KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 2, 2022

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Fraud cases have skyrocketed over the last few years and scammer tactics continue to evolve, making it increasingly challenging, yet crucial to keep up. Our free watch anytime webinars provide you with information and tips to help spot, avoid, and report common scams, as well as resources to help if you’ve experienced fraud. We’ll explore …

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December ’22 Senior Resources Guide: Seniors Before Stonewall

News / By JCA / December 2, 2022

by Suzanne Pollak, JCA Senior Writer/Editor Aging is hard enough. Now imagine going through it without those who used to be closest to us – or for that matter, alone. That is what is happening to some members for the LGBTQ+ community who were shunned and scorned after they came out. Times have changed. Same-sex …

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MoCo Rec Center Fitness Passes Will be Free in 2023

KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 2, 2022

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Montgomery County Recreation fitness passes will be free for Montgomery County residents in 2023. Starting Jan. 3, 2023, the free pass will provide access to fully equipped fitness rooms, open gym (drop-in) activities and game rooms at any recreation center during regularly scheduled hours. “We are pleased to be offering this service free to our residents in …

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It Takes A Village – Exploring Self Care

KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 1, 2022

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by Debbie W. Sokobin, Next Chapter Concierge I spent most of my life (yes, really most of my life) trying to separate from my mother. I was an only child until I was almost four years old when my brother Josh came along. He was then followed by my youngest sibling, Jon four years after …

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Olney Assisted Living Offers Programs for Caregivers

KC Blog, News / By JCA / November 29, 2022

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Olney Assisted Living offers virtual programs providing insight, education, and support for professionals, families and those caring for someone affected by memory loss. The programs are set up as virtual support groups or presentations by professional in the memory care space. >>View upcoming programs

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Thriving After 60 – Events and Workshops

KC Blog, News / By JCA / November 29, 2022

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The Thriving After 60 (TA60) community is dedicated to keeping its members mentally and physically healthy—and having a good time in the process. You’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded friends at our interesting events and workshops, which focus on supporting the changing health and wellness needs of those over 60. One day you could …

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Son of Former Kensington Clubs Member Shares His Murder Mystery Book

KC club, News / By Suzanne Pollak / November 18, 2022

Book Details His Mother’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Decline *In memory of Susan Hoffman, Wayne Hoffman’s mother, we are reposting this story. Susan Hoffman passed away on November 17, 2022. Tablet Magazine Executive Editor Wayne Hoffman, whose mother participated in both Jewish Council for the Aging’s Kensington Clubs and Misler adult day care centers, gave an …

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JCA Senior Helpline – At Holiday Time and Year-Round

Blog, News / By JCA / November 17, 2022

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With Thanksgiving approaching, many families are planning to gather and celebrate with a wonderful sense of gratitude for being able to spend quality time with one another. It is common for these gatherings to alert family members that an older relative is facing a decline in mental or physical health or complaints of struggles with …

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Safety and Planning is a Snap! When to Claim Social Security

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / November 10, 2022

Social Security application

by Sally Pessin I met with a client (“Rick”) who was a helicopter pilot.  He insisted that he would be better off taking his Social Security (“SS”) benefits before his full retirement age of 67.  He believed that if he claimed his benefit early, at age 62 and invested the money in the stock market, …

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Upcoming Senior Planet Classes

Blog, KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / November 7, 2022

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Senior Planet (from AARP) will be offering many classes this November in several languages. All these classes will enhance and improve your computer proficiency – Chromebook skills, Google productivity tools, enjoying Spotify, choosing a new computer, and more. See the full list and links to register.

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