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JCA CEO featured on webinar on growing old

Please join David Gamse, JCA CEO, and Todd Schenk,  Jewish Social Service Agency CEO, for a one-hour free webinar on, “Growing Old: What’s Next for our Community’s Aging Population?” The webinar will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 at noon and is sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington as part of its The Close

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KC members create ageism art

JCA’s Kensington Club at Parklawn members created this wonderful piece for an art show entitled, “Raise Your Voice Against Ageism.” The paper was passed around so each member could add his/her own feelings in both wax crayon and watercolor. The words attached to the drawing all came from conversations about ageism. Be sure to stop

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Our first Walk for the Ages was a success

Walk for the Ages was a huge success Thank you to everyone who helped make our first-ever Walk for the Ages a success. Our walkers, both two-legged and four-legged, also enjoyed making new friends, dancing, doing crafts, playing games and taking selfies at Glen Echo Park on Sept.      

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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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It’s always someone’s birthday!

Last year, a wonderful thing happened on the way to my birthday: I discovered Facebook fundraising.  My first-ever campaign raised nearly $1,000 in three weeks, and JCA used every donated dollar to sustain or expand senior services that urgently need them.  Are you ready to join me? The only prerequisites are that you yourself have a Facebook account.

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