Jewish Council for the Aging

About Us





1973 began a legacy of caring and delivery excellence at JCA.  Today many older adults still need help to live independently and our mission remains intact  to help them thrive.  We help seniors and their caregivers access providers and resources across the Beltway.  We provide answers to many transportation, home care, housing and employment needs.  And we design and run a wide range of programs to enhance their lives and lifestyles.

We strive to be responsive, forward-thinking and compassionate because our Jewish heritage and values guide our vision and our work.

We believe that positive aging can be ageless.  We see it happen every day!

David Gamse
Chief Executive Officer


Who We Are  

For 40 years, the Jewish Council for the Aging™ (JCA) has offered programs to help seniors thrive throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area, including Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Maryland; Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia; and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax.

Since 1973, Jewish elders and other seniors, family members, caregivers, lawmakers, donors and media representatives have recognized JCA as an essential aging services provider.  We continually receive local and national awards for our leadership, service and vision.

We are guided by a talented pool of staff and volunteers under the direction of our Chief Executive Officer, David Gamse, who has led JCA since 1990.  David and our Board of Directors ensure that we are compassionate, forward-thinking and cost-effective with our programs and operations.  

Generous individuals, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Combined Federal Campaign, The United Way, the Maryland state campaign, public and private grants and contracts support our staff and services.   

What We Offer

We help seniors make informed decisions, reach essential destinations, socialize with family and friends and improve their well-being.  Our core services include:


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