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JCA Welcomes Shane Rock As Its New CEO

Shane Rock, the former CEO of Interfaith Works in Rockville, is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Jewish Council for the Aging. He succeeds CEO-emeritus David Gamse, who retired after three decades. Shane brings to JCA many years of experience at social service non-profit organizations. Besides Interfaith Works, he managed senior services programs at

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50+ Employment Expos Go Virtual

Retool, Recharge, and Reinvent Yourself at JCA’S VIRTUAL 50+ EMPLOYMENT EXPOS. Attend as many or as few workshops as you’d like. Network with local employers, training institutions and more. Learn new job-search skills. Our next Montgomery County, MD Virtual Employment Expo for Job-seekers Age 50+ will be held on February 16th. Our next Fairfax County, VA Virtual Employment

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Our 47th Annual Report Is Out

Want to read about what our dedicated staff and volunteers have been doing this past year? Please check out our hot-off-the-presses 47th Annual Report. Just to give you a sneak preview, we strove to keep our isolated seniors engaged through Zoom videos, bingo games, poetry readings, song and Yoga. Our Career Gateway! employment workshops continued

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JCA’s VillageRides Features New Ad

JCA launched a VillageRides video ad campaign on Thanksgiving to highlight our community organizations who are providing volunteer rides for seniors. The goal of the ad is to recruit new volunteers. This summer, in response to the pandemic, JCA provided customized face masks for more than 300 volunteer drivers so that they could safely hep

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CEO David Gamse Named 8th Congressional District Local Hero

David Gamse, and all of JCA  staff and volunteers, were honored that U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin recently named him a local hero. During a 10-minute conversation, Gamse elaborated on issues of aging, several programs of the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and his upcoming retirement. Said Gamse, “Jamie’s warmth, knowledge and compassion wowed me

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Find Out About Transportation Options During Virtual Meeting

Montgomery County, Md. and the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington’s Connect-A-Ride are holding a virtual education event Nov. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on transportation options in Montgomery County, Md. during COVID. Zoom into this educational event to learn about public and private transportation resources available to seniors and adults

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JCA 47th Annual Meeting Was A Smashing Success

During our virtual Annual Meeting on Sept. 30, JCA installed its new slate of officers and honored all those who helped our organization not only grow but also adapt our programming to meet the needs of our participants during these COVID-19 days and months. Thank you Gil Preuss, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater

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We’re Seeking A New CEO

David Gamse, JCA’s CEO for the past three decades, is retiring at the end of this year. If you know anyone who can fill his big shoes, please direct questions, resumes and CVs to search@driconsulting.com.          

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National Good Neighbor Day is Monday, Sept. 28

    During these uncertain times, we can all be good neighbors by staying connected, especially to seniors aging in place. JCA VillageRides thanks the Super Hero volunteers of our 17 community partners who are helping seniors from becoming isolated by safely giving a ride to the doctor, running a quick errand or checking on neighboring seniors. Look for

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