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JCA Announces New Board Members

The Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc. (JCA), a charitable 501(c)(3) corporation, announces its new and continuing lay leaders with terms beginning at the JCA® Annual Meeting (AM) of Sept 30, 2020. The proposed Executive Committee (EC) members with terms ending at the AM of 2021 are President (Pres): Howard Gleckman; 1st

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SHIP Has Gone Virtual

Many JCA programs have adapted to stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines by going virtual and the Montgomery County State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is no exception. Our free monthly Medicare presentations previously held at County libraries have moved online! If you are about to enroll in Medicare and need more information, SHIP will help

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Jewish Organizations Issue Solidarity Statement

The Jewish Council for the Aging has joined with many of our fellow Jewish organizations in Greater D.C. to condemn the brutal killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. On behalf of dozens of signatories, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) issued a Solidarity Statement that reads: …The Jewish people

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Career Gateway Goes Virtual

Even a pandemic can’t step JCA’s Career Gateway classes. If you are 50 years or older and frustrated by your job search, Career Gateway is for you. It will help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills and enable you to use the Internet more effectively. Each session of  Career Gateway features

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Please read before visiting JCA

JCA would like to share our new guidelines related to COVID-19 in an attempt to keep our staff, volunteers, participants and other VIPs as healthy as possible. Thank you.  LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP ONE ANOTHER SAFE. COVID-19, a coronavirus disease, is continuing to spread. Fear about it is spreading even faster. Please let’s work

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JCA receives $713,000 in transportation grants

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) awarded two, two-year grants to JCA – the Jewish Council for the Aging – for its transportation programs. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG recently approved funding for 24 projects that support mobility for seniors and those with disabilities. The Federal Transit Administration’s Enhanced Mobility

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What is your life expectancy?

“People living just a few blocks apart may have vastly different opportunities to live a long life in part because of their neighborhood,” reports the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  “Unfortunately, significant gaps in life expectancy persist across many United States cities, towns, ZIP codes and neighborhoods. The latest estimates of life expectancy reveal differences down

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JCA 50+ Employment Expos are coming

For information and to register to be an exhibitor, click here for our Bethesda expo or here for our Fairfax expo. JCA is gearing up for its annual 50+ Employment Expos. Our first one is set for Monday, May 4 from 10 .m. to 2 a.p. at the Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center, 5701 Martinelli Road,

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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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KC’s art show wowed everyone who came

Thanks so much to everyone who attended our seventh annual Kensington Clubs Art Show Jan. 12. We are sure you were as impressed as we all were at the great works of art created by our members. This year’s theme was Reclaim and Repurpose: Works of Art. We collected recyclable materials and the members did

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