The JCC is a partner in the NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) project. A NORC is a community where large concentrations of residents have lived for a long time and where they desire to continue to live, even as they may grow older and their needs change.
The JCC’s role, along with the “Community Partners” — The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Jewish Social Service Agency, the Jewish Council for the Aging and the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington — is to support seniors so they can remain independent in their homes.
The JCC offers lectures, book clubs, exercise programs, entertainment and excursions for NORC residents. Through these activities, the residents have made friends, discovered new interests and learned skills to help minimize isolation. The lunch program and the socialization opportunities that our programs offer help to provide a lifeline for older members of the community.
The JCC offers the following programs:
Shomrai Emunah • Silver Spring, MD
- Satellite sites in Montgomery County at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy in Aspen Hill, the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim and Young Israel Shomrai Emunah (in partnership with the synagogue sisterhood) in Silver Spring.
- A program in Prince George’s County at Temple Solel in Bowie.
- A hot kosher lunch is served at each of the satellite program locations in Montgomery and Prince George’s County and at Ring House (in partnership with the Charles E. Smith Life Communities).
Lunch is offered on the third Wednesday of each month. Reservations are required at least three days in advance.
Gwendolyn E. Coffield Center • Silver Spring, MD
Lunch and a program are offered every Wednesday. For details or to make a lunch reservation, contact Linda Wechsler at 301-348-3879 or email@example.com.
Har Tzeon Agudath Achim • Silver Spring, MD
Join us Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, exercise, speakers and lifelong learning.
Temple Solel • Bowie, MD
Join us at our Prince George's County location on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information on NORC communities, please contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The grant for NORC has been secured by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. We thank the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and the Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and Washington, DC Sections of the National Council of Jewish Women for their support of our programs.