The World Health Organization recognized Montgomery County as one of nine communities throughout the world that stand against ageism.
WHO praised JCA’s great programing that pairs senior mentors with elementary school children, guides them back into the workforce, teaches them to become proficient with today’s technology, and finds transportation to doctor appointments and county recreational programs.
“Now, the World Health Organization knows what we know — that Montgomery County is a great place to grow up and grow old. Our extraordinary volunteers and staff delight in working with their Montgomery County colleagues, and we are so proud to have helped the County achieve this international honor,” said David Gamse, CEO of JCA.
Montgomery County, along with communities in Portugal, Canada and Australia, was sighted for its work to increase opportunities for intergenerational activities.
Click here to see what WHO had to say about the County and JCA.