Volume 6 | May 20, 2020
The Heyman Interages ® Center is a program
of JCA® - Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington.
Staying in Touch

Hello JCA Interages Volunteers,

We hope that this newsletter finds you healthy and safe. Some Maryland businesses and recreational activities are beginning to reopen. Most of them are trying to adhere to the CDC, state and local governments guidelines for social distancing and wearing face masks. It is important, that as we begin to venture out, that we remember to take care of ourselves and others around us. Please read this Message from County Executive Marc Elrich for an update regarding the stay at home order for Montgomery County.

We welcome your suggestions, feedback, contributions and brief fun and/or informative videos to enhance this newsletter.
We at JCA Interages have been considering ways to provide safe and meaningful opportunities for our volunteers. Please answer this poll to help us understand your preferences and concerns about future volunteer experiences.

Based on what you currently know about the coronavirus, please respond to the following question.
I plan to do on-site volunteering with JCA Interages when schools and gov't agencies reopen.
Not sure
More details will come soon
Volunteer Stars

Mike Leonard is a JCA Interages volunteer, who shares his volunteer experiences in this short video. Thanks Mike for your contribution to this newsletter and your dedication to our students.

If you want share a story about your volunteer experience with JCA Interages or how you are coping with the pandemic, please submit your video to Kathi Dennis, Senior Program Director at [email protected]
Let's Vote!

The Primary Presidential Election is June 2, 2020 and will be conducted by mail-in or absentee ballot only. If you are a registered voter in Maryland your ballot will be mailed to your last known address. Ballots should be arriving soon. Click on these links for more information about mail-in/absentee voting, early voting and how to register to vote.

Hoopla Comes to the Public Library!

You can now access  Hoopla with your Montgomery County Public Library card. Hoopla is a digital service offering ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more with no holds and no waiting!  This service is free but requires registration.
Let's Stay Healthy and Safe

  • "Stop Shaking Hands" is a fun and informative article that explores how people in other cultures greet each other and gives us alternatives to shaking hands.

  • Does the coronavirus live on my clothes? This article provides some information about the care of clothing during the pandemic.
Just 4 Fun
Let's Laugh
During these days of social distancing, this video sent to us by Mike Rinis, a JCA Interages volunteer reminds us that " Everybody Needs a Hug. " Thanks Mike!
This video is for entertainment purposes only. Please do not approach wild animals or animals you don't know!

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it!  
Who knew that Mona Lisa had gray and wavy hair?
Let’s Do Something

The Strathmore in Bethesda is offering several virtual concerts and events. Click here to learn more about and to sign up for programs.


If you like word puzzles, here is a word search for your entertainment.


New York City Ballet is posting previous performances twice a week for free.

Let's Learn

This website from Story Tapestries has a variety of activities and workshops for all ages. Some activities have a fee and require registration.
Let’s Enjoy

The Miami Symphony Orchestra performs this lovely piece to help us take our minds off the pandemic. The introduction is in Spanish but beautiful music has no language barriers.
John Krasinski is a comedian who has started the " Some Good News" (SGN) youtube series to spread some light and funny stories for us to enjoy. Watch one and you'll want to see all of them.

Check out this Billie Jean parody about family life in quarantine.

Let's Watch TV

Mrs. America , featuring an all star cast, on Hulu is a miniseries about the women's political movement to pass the Equal Rights Act (ERA).

I've learned that
being kind is more important than being right. 
Andy Rooney, CBS commentator
Let's Get Creative

See how these Northern Virginia twins have used chalk to create fun drawings on their driveway. Incredible!

" The Great Realization ", is a beautiful tale about our world after the pandemic.

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