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.

Features of Hearing Aids

Blog / By JCA / March 22, 2023

salesperson with array of hearingaids

by David Smith, JCA Board Member Modern hearing aids come with a wide variety of features that can help people with hearing loss improve their communication and quality of life. Some of the most common features include: Bluetooth compatibility: This allows users to connect their hearing aids to their smartphone or other devices that use …

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March ’23 Senior Resources Guide: The Job Picture is Looking Up

Blog, News / By JCA / March 13, 2023

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by Suzanne Pollak, JCA Senior Writer/Editor The Job Picture is Looking Up; Many Employers Want To Hire Seniors The pandemic set many workers on a new trajectory, and that is not necessarily a bad thing at all. According to Carly Roszowski, vice president of financial resilience programming at AARP, 23% of seniors are considered long-term …

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Selecting a Hearing Aid

Blog / By JCA / March 9, 2023

woman and doctor examine hearing aid

by David Smith, JCA Board Member Selecting a hearing aid can be complicated and confusing, even with the help of a hearing professional. This and future blogs will help you understand your choices and how to make the best one for your hearing needs and for your pocketbook. For many years, the only way to …

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Screening & Panel Discussion of “Spark”

KC Blog / By JCA / March 9, 2023

graphic of Robin Williams with disintegrating head

A Special Screening & Panel Discussion of Spark Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00PM “You’re only given a little spark of madness—you mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams Watermark Communities is proud to partner with Insight Memory Care to bring this 45-minute educational documentary to our members and the broader community. SPARK is …

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Free Virtual Class: Tap Into Stress Relief

KC Blog / By JCA / March 6, 2023

woman demonstrating tapping on hand

Stress Relieve Technique for Over 60 Free Virtual Tap Into Stress Relief event from Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving After 60 program Thursday, March 9, from 10:00am – 11:00am. How does Tapping Work? The basic technique requires you to focus on the negative emotion at hand: a fear or anxiety, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that’s bothering you. While …

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Lower Dementia Incidence Linked With Vitamin D Supplements

KC Blog / By JCA / March 6, 2023

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Lower Dementia Incidence Linked With Vitamin D Supplements—But large observational study has significant limitations by Judy George for Meedpage Today Vitamin D supplements were linked with lower dementia incidence and longer dementia-free survival, prospective data showed. In a sample of 12,000 older adults, exposure to vitamin D supplementation was associated with a 40% lower dementia …

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USAging Offers Brochures on a Range of Topics for Older Adults

Blog, News, Uncategorized / By JCA / March 1, 2023

USAging logo

USAging, the representative organization for the national network of Area Agencies on Aging, offers more than two dozen brochures on many topics of interest to older adults and their caregivers. They are called Consumer Brochures, but they cover a range of topics including volunteering, emotional wellness, home repair, avoiding scams, transportation options, preventing isolation, tips …

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Study of Green Tea Offers Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s

KC Blog / By JCA / February 27, 2023

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from the NIH National Institute on Aging, February 16, 2023 Study of green tea and other molecules uncovers new therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer’s Researchers have discovered how a molecule found in green tea breaks apart tangles of the protein tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Based on this finding, the team identified other molecules that …

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SCSEP Participants Reflect on Black History Month

News / By Beri Kravitz / February 21, 2023

Black History Month

Several SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) participants were asked to express their points of view on Black History Month. These SCSEP jobseekers are on an amazing journey to finding their dream job. Please keep reading for their thoughtful and insightful commentary. Juliet Ceesay has worked with JCA SHIP. Effective February 20th, Juliet is a …

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Don’t Put Off Getting Your Hearing Checked

Blog / By JCA / February 16, 2023

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by David Smith, JCA Board Member Approximately one in three people between 65 and 74 have hearing loss, and 50% of those over 74 are hard of hearing.  If you are over 65, you may have wondered how well you are hearing and whether you may benefit from a hearing aid. To be certain, you …

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