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.

Webinar: Realities of Dementia

KC Blog / By Beri Kravitz / September 14, 2022

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This program is designed to help families and friends deal with caring for a loved one with dementia. Facilitators will provide a new understanding of the multilevel dynamics at play when a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia comes into play. We will discuss real life situations, actions, and reactions of all involved as …

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Respite Coordination from the ARC Montgomery County

Blog, KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 13, 2022

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If you reside in Montgomery County and are an unpaid, primary caregiver for a frail senior citizen, living in the same household, you may apply for respite coordination from The Arc Montgomery County. A respite program can provide short-term relief for a few hours, a day, a weekend, or sometimes longer. However, respite care is not a substitute for …

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Positive Aging Community Interactive Discussions

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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Join the Positive Aging Community for Virtual Live and Interactive Discussions on Aging in September! Check it out and register! Find programs on grandparenting, dementia, challenging transitions, reverse mortgages and more.

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Alzheimer’s Association: Too Much TV Time May Harm Your Brain

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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by Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter Older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what type of screen they use, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among older British adults, those who spent a lot of time watching TV were more likely …

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Virtual Alzheimer’s Support Groups

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer’s journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please contact the facilitator before attending a group to obtain zoom links or other information about the group. These …

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Thoughts from JCA’s new Board President

Blog / By JCA / August 30, 2022

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by Ronna Borenstein-Levy, JCA BOARD PRESIDENT Growing older is a blessing we should not take for granted. But what is it like to be “old” in America in the 21st century? According to the National Council on Aging, more than 15 million adults over 65 are economically insecure, with incomes below 200 percent of the federal …

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Moving: The Next Chapter

KC Blog / By JCA / August 24, 2022

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By Debbie Sokobin, Next Chapter Concierge Moving can be physically and emotionally taxing at ANY age. The impetus to launch my company, Next Chapter Concierge, came after helping my parents move out of their home of 48 years. It is so hard to part with items that you have collected over time, only to find …

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Virtual Wellness Programs beginning in September

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / August 23, 2022

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BrookGrove Retirement Village is offering several virtual wellness programs and support groups. Offerings include Everyday Balance, Alzheimer’s Support, Mindful Meditation, and Healthy Hip & Knee Habits. See the full list and register on the BrookGrove website.

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Career Gateway and CareerTech Receive Funding from NextFifty Initiative

News / By Beri Kravitz / August 22, 2022

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The Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA’s) Career Gateway and CareerTech Employment Programs Receive Funding from NextFifty Initiative Rockville, MD– August 22nd, 2022 — JCA’s Career Gateway and CareerTech have received significant funding from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based foundation that supports efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. This funding will …

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Exercise Shown to Slow Memory Decline

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / August 22, 2022

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For older adults at risk of dementia, regular exercise from light stretching to rigorous aerobics can help slow memory and thinking decline, a new study shows. Alzheimer’s researchers said the findings are from a late-stage trial measuring exercise as a potential remedy for people with mild cognitive decline. And they described it as a new …

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