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Louis Gossett Jr. to receive JCA Productive Aging Award

JCA is excited to announce that Louis Gossett Jr., best known for his Academy Award winning roles as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots, will receive the Productive Aging Award at our 26th annual Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Dinner on Sunday, June 2. The

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KC’s annual art show is Jan. 27

Please join us Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the Gorlitz Kensington Club’s 6th Annual Art Show, presented in collaboration with the JCA Heyman Interages Center and Arts for the Aging. There will be a music presentation by Arts for the Aging, lots of artwork by KC members and light refreshments. There

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It’s grand slam time

Join JCA and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on Aug. 19 at Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park when the Nats take on the Miami Marlins. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. for information and tickets, go to shalomdc.org/grandslam.

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Interages director spoke at roundtable

Leah Bradley, senior director of JCA’s Heyman’s Interages Center, was a panelist at ASA Washington, D.C. Roundtable on Intergenerational Programming: Connecting the Generations. Also speaking was Donna Butts, executive director of Generations  United. The program was held June 26.

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JCA’s REAL program wins national award

Heyman Interages Center’s Reading and Educating to Advance Lives (REAL) program, which is a collaborative program with DHHS and MCPL, won a 2018 National Association of Counties achievement award. This is the second year in a row that a JCA Interages program has received this award. Tech Connect won last year. REAL connects volunteers with

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JCA senior writer earns several editorial awards

Suzanne Pollak, JCA’s Senior Writer/Editor, who also is a reporter at the Montgomery Sentinel, earned several awards this month at the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia’s Press Association Editorial Contest. She took first place in sports reporting for her article, “Concussion fears reduce number of students turning out to play football.” She earned second place in

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Do More 24 is Wednesday, May 16 to Thursday, May 17

The United Way campaign to help area nonprofits is set for May 16-17. Please think of JCA so we may continue to Help All Seniors Thrive. Click here https://www.domore24.org/JewishCouncilfortheAging  to donate to help senior adults find jobs, attend day programs, volunteer and learn about what this area has to offer for them. JCA thanks you in

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Come dance to songs from the Glenn Miller era

Put on your dancing shoes. As part of Good Deeds Day, JCA will be throwing a Senior Prom, where seniors as well as middle and high school students will be dancing to the hits of the Glenn Miller era. Dance lessons for the waltz, foxtrot and jitterbug will be offered, and there also will be

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