Jewish Council for the Aging, Rockville, Maryland

JCA helps older adults in the Greater Washington, D.C. region maintain independence, dignity, vitality and self-respect.

2018 Productive Aging Award Dinner was a huge success

Thanks to all who attended our 25th annual Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Award Dinner. We hope you had a great time hearing from Frankie Avalon about his career and from CEO David Gamse about the work we do here. Here are just a few photos from our June 3 event.

From left, Frankie Avalon’s family, Montgomery County First Lady Catherine Leggett interviewing honoree Frankie Avalon, Program Chairs Drs. Susan and Alan Miller, Humanitarian Awardees Bobbe and Herb Mintz, and of course, 50’s teen idol Frankie Avalon.

Photos by Harvey and Ira Levine

Download the program from JCA’s 25th Annual Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Dinner,  June 2018.


News and Updates From JCA

Interages director to speak at roundtable

June 15, 2018

Leah Bradley, senior director of JCA’s Heyman’s Interages Center, will be a panelist at ASA Washington, D.C. Roundtable on Intergenerational Programming: Connecting the Generations. Also speaking will be Donna Butts, executive director of Generations  United. The program will be held Tuesday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the community room at Samuel J.

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JCA’s REAL program wins national award

June 11, 2018

Heyman Interages Center’s Reading and Educating to Advance Lives (REAL) program, which is a collaborative program with DHHS and MCPL, won a 2018 National Association of Counties achievement award. This is the second year in a row that a JCA Interages program has received this award. Tech Connect won last year. REAL connects volunteers with

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JCA senior writer earns several editorial awards

May 23, 2018

Suzanne Pollak, JCA’s Senior Writer/Editor, who also is a reporter at the Montgomery Sentinel, earned several awards this month at the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia’s Press Association Editorial Contest. She took first place in sports reporting for her article, “Concussion fears reduce number of students turning out to play football.” She earned second place in

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