For more information on the special events mentioned below, please contact Michele Endick, Lead Adult Group Coordinator, at Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3095.
Professionally Facilitated Support Group
Relocated to Northern Virginia Recently or Years Ago?
Love It, Hate It or Just OK With It? Let’s talk about it!
Wednesdays, September 10, October 22, 11am–12:15pm
Future Dates TBA
Facilitated by: Rebecca Porter, LCSW, Social Worker, Senior Services Specialist, Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA)
If you have moved to Northern Virginia from the place in which you’ve lived for years (either recently or a long time ago), away from friends, family and familiar surroundings, this group is for you!
Moving to another state entails many changes — some for the better, some not. Loneliness, depression, and pining for your old surroundings and life may set in. Or, you may be thrilled with the new adventures ahead.
Let’s talk about your feelings regarding this stage of life in a friendly, warm, intimate setting. You’ll make new friends who are experiencing similar circumstances and you’ll certainly realize that you are not alone in your feelings about your transition.
Space in this group is limited. Must RSVP to Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3095.
Fight the Flu: Flu Shot Clinic
Thursday, September 11, JCCNV
Inova HealthSource will conduct our 2014 flu shot clinic for anyone 18+ years old. Medicare Part B is accepted as payment in full. You must show your Medicare card to the nurse. Medicare beneficiaries who have assigned their Medicare benefits over to an HMO or other managed care plan must receive their shot from their primary provider unless they wish to pay for it.
Cost: $30 pay at event/ Free for Medicare Part B (show card)
Fall 2014 Adults 55+ Kick-Off Event
“No Place on Earth” Documentary with pre-film presentation by Cave Explorer, Chris Nicola
Thursday, September 18, noon–2:45pm
Noon: Lunch, please bring dairy or parve/meatless, special dessert buffet provided
Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3095
Speaker sponsored by Classic Nurses Services, Inc. Charles E. Antwi, RN BSN, Owner
Mr. Nicola is a cave explorer who came across artifacts of daily living in a system of caves in Ukraine. His presentation here at the JCCNV will describe this caving experience; his book, The Secret of Priest’s Grotto; and his involvement in the making of the documentary, “No Place On Earth.”
This unbelievable film describes how in 1942, five Jewish families in Ukraine — 38 men, women and children — descended into caves to hide from pursuing Nazis and lived in near-total darkness for 500 days. It wasn’t until 1993, when Chris Nicola was mapping out the largest cave system in Ukraine, that evidence was first discovered of this amazing story, the longest uninterrupted underground survival ever recorded. This harrowing story of families living in near-total darkness in two cold, damp caves was captured in this 2013 documentary by filmmaker Janet Tobias. The film also features interviews with survivors and their descendants, and includes a segment in which the director brings some of the survivors, the oldest of whom is in his 90s, back into the caves.
Be sure to join us for this unbelievable story of courage and perseverance, and to meet Mr. Nicola.
Fee: $8/ $5 member (includes dessert buffet, coffee and tea)
RSVP Required: Submit payment and registration form to the JCCNV, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to “JCCNV” with “9/18” on memo line.