JCA provides access, answers, and opportunities for older adults and family caregivers throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. region.
Our award-winning programs enable older men and women to maintain their independence, dignity, vitality, and self-respect despite physical, financial, and emotional challenges. They connect the generations. They shatter stereotypes about growing up and growing older as they help make the National Capital Area a great place to age.
Our Jewish heritage and values guide and inspire our vision and work, and we are proud to serve men and women of all faiths, ethnicities, and income levels. Since our founding in 1973, JCA has helped all seniors thrive.
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From birth, every one of us is aging. Yet as we reach midlife and beyond — or when an older loved one begins to struggle with aging- elated challenges — growing old gets personal in a whole new way.
JCA® — the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington — strives to make D.C., suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia great places to grow up and grow old. Our experts on aging provide access, answers and opportunities to older adults and family caregivers of all faiths and from all walks of life.
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Notice: Within the limits of its resources, JCA serves people of all faiths and from all walks of life. Indeed, we try to be as inclusive as possible in all that we do. Sometimes, however, JCA may deny a person or group the option to enroll or to continue to participate in all or particular programs and services. We reserve the right to do so, at our sole discretion, should we believe that our action is in the best interest of the individual or program or for any other reason not precluded by applicable law.