About Us

At JCA, it’s all about aging!

JCA represents something different to every person we proudly serve.

To the isolated senior with no means of getting around, we are a smiling ElderBus driver who cheerfully helps with canes, walkers and wheelchairs and even carries packages with a smile.

To the concerned family member suddenly faced with overwhelming health or home care issues, we are the confident voice of an information specialist who understands precisely the services needed to care for a beloved parent or spouse and can access our unique, comprehensive database to find needed resources close to home.

For the senior who is frail or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other challenges, we are a safe and caring place that provides dignified assistance at adult day centers that are second to none.

To the older jobseeker, we are a friend, advocate, teacher and guide.

JCA is all of this and so much more!

We are vibrant intergenerational programs that build bridges and shatter stereotypes as they help young students succeed in school and life. We are different faces in various places — but united in our mission of helping local seniors experience the positive side of aging while making the National Capital Area a great place to age.

Last year, because of generous friends like you, JCA served more than 30,000 older people of all faiths, ethnicities and walks of life.

Creating a Jewish Legacy

JCA is proud to be a pioneer member of the Greater Washington Jewish Community’s Create a Jewish Legacy Campaign, which is described in this video. By naming philanthropic organizations in their wills, life insurance policies or other estate plans, donors enable their good deeds and cherished values to continue when they are no longer here.