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.

You Can Lower Your Prescription Drug Costs

Blog, News / By JCA / October 4, 2022

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Prescription drug costs can add up. Medicare Part D is optional coverage which can defray costs for those who take prescription drugs on a regular basis or think they will need to in the future. Consult the Montgomery County SHIP website, plus you can request a price comparison from SHIP. Refer to this article from …

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When Family Caregivers Need Help, Too

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / October 3, 2022

older man with cane walks arm in arm with woman

from the Beacon, by Ana Prager Hart In the United States, families are the primary source of support for older adults and people with disabilities. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), more than 65 million people — 29% of Americans — provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or …

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NIH Offers Tips on Fall Prevention

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Preventing Falls at Home: Room by Room Many falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help prevent falls and better ensure your safety. If you’re concerned about falling, set …

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AARP Resources for Caregivers and their Families

KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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AARP presents information for those either just beginning their caregiving journey or veteran caregivers looking for more tools and resources online. Everything from home safety tips to financial advice are available. Connect with other caregivers from all walks of life to share personal experiences. View the resource page.

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Montgomery County Events from Senior Planet – Check the Listing!

KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

Senior Planet Local Events

Check back periodically for events in Montgomery Count from AARP Senior Planet. There are many activities to choose from. View the listing.

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New Online Tool Will Help Older Adults Find Transportation Providers

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Montgomery County recently launched a new online tool to help older adults find volunteer ride providers to help them get where they need to go, when they need to get there. The online tool uses GIS mapping to connect an address with organizations, such as nonprofit groups and senior villages, who provide volunteer rides for such things …

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JCA Names Three Award Winners for 2022

News / By Beri Kravitz / September 29, 2022

During our 49th annual meeting, the Jewish Council for the Aging paid tribute to three very special people who enable our agency to Help All Seniors Thrive. Marianne Miller received the Jacqueline Unger Community Service Award. She has volunteered for more than 10 years with our State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Marianne is a certified …

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Do We Become Invisible As We Age?

Blog, News / By JCA / September 28, 2022

Do we become invisible as we age?

From Healthline Media, by Richard Eisenberg Ageism — prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping based on age — is sometimes called society’s last acceptable “ism.” It happens at work, to celebrities, and in everyday ways. And it can make people feel invisible as they get older. According to the World Health OrganizationTrusted Source, “Every second person in the world is believed …

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“Be a Good Neighbor” and “Give the Gift of a Lift ” in September

Blog, News / By JCA / September 21, 2022

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by Rhetta Vinson Research shows that older adults who lose their ability to drive, are unlikely to continue to engage in productive social activities and more likely to develop depression and other psychological symptoms. This trend has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. So on September 12th JCA VillageRides launched its fall advertising campaign which runs …

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Search Results May Link to Scam Sites

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 19, 2022

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From the Washington Post, by Geoffrey A. Fowler Searchers, beware: That Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo ad might be ‘malvertising’ — phishing campaigns and malware hiding behind legit-looking links. Nasty scams and malware are preying on your trust by hiding behind the ads that sit on top of search pages. Google, DuckDuckGo, and Bing are being …

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