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.

A New Year’s Resolution With Lasting Impact – Complete Your Will

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / January 9, 2023

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Many New Year’s resolutions are made only to be broken after a short time. There is one thing you can do that will have a lasting impact⁠—make (or complete) your will. You may find it uncomfortable to think about, but we all will leave this world at some point. Leaving a will is a gift …

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Seminar: Medicare Fraud and Abuse

KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 4, 2023

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Medicare Fraud and Abuse January 25, 2023 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Medicare Fraud and Abuse Join us at Ring House for an in-person seminar. Enjoy coffee, snacks and an engaging conversation featuring Rafael Espinoza, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Director. Espinoza served in the healthcare industry for 30 years. He specialized in Medicare and …

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You’ve Just Learned Mom Needs Help. What Do You Do Now?

Blog, News / By JCA / December 30, 2022

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by Howard Gleckman, JCA Immediate Past President This is the time of year when many of us visit family. And often, we realize that mom or dad needs more help getting through the day than we imagined. Maybe help cooking or cleaning. Maybe much more. But realizing they need support is just the beginning of …

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Building Your Circle of Care – Webinar for Caregivers

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

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Surviving dementia care is harder than outsiders realize. Your loved one will receive care, but what about the time before care is required? Preparing for and building your circle of support and assistance are critical for your health. During this webinar, we will discuss how to build that circle for yourself or others. Featuring Guest …

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See Me at the Smithsonian this Winter

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

Smithsonian Castle

See Me at the Smithsonian is pleased to announce the following dementia-friendly program dates in January and February: Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00p ET with Access Smithsonian Wednesday, January 18th at 2:00p ET with the National Museum of American History Wednesday, February 1st at 2:00p ET with the National Portrait Gallery Wednesday, February 15th at 2:00p …

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Older Workers Make Good Business Sense

Blog / By JCA / December 19, 2022

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by Cathy Nestoriak, Director of Senior Employment for JCA Contrary to what you might see portrayed on social media, older workers may hold the key to productivity in the workforce. While negative stereotypes abound, I am here to tell you that older workers make good business sense. Just look at the facts! Older workers save …

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What to Know About Working After Age 65

Blog, News / By JCA / December 12, 2022

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Published by the Beacon, By Kate Ashford Continuing to work past the traditional retirement age gives many the opportunity to add more money to their nest egg — and to delay Social Security, which will bump up their eventual benefits check. In May, 21.9% of Americans ages 65 and older were working, compared with 19.5% …

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Family Caregiving Pointers Added to HelpLine Resources Page

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 5, 2022

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with content from Innerbody’s Resources for Family Caregivers, by Katie Kottemann, MA, PhD The Senior HelpLine resources page continues to gather web-based advice and assistance to serve older adults and their caregivers in our community. The latest addition is a guide for family caregivers. A family caregiver takes care of an aging, ill, or disabled …

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AARP Webinar: Stay Safe from Common Scams

KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 2, 2022

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Fraud cases have skyrocketed over the last few years and scammer tactics continue to evolve, making it increasingly challenging, yet crucial to keep up. Our free watch anytime webinars provide you with information and tips to help spot, avoid, and report common scams, as well as resources to help if you’ve experienced fraud. We’ll explore …

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December ’22 Senior Resources Guide: Seniors Before Stonewall

News / By JCA / December 2, 2022

by Suzanne Pollak, JCA Senior Writer/Editor Aging is hard enough. Now imagine going through it without those who used to be closest to us – or for that matter, alone. That is what is happening to some members for the LGBTQ+ community who were shunned and scorned after they came out. Times have changed. Same-sex …

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