JCA to Honor Doris Kearns Goodwin at Productive Aging Dinner

Gala Award Dinner planned for May 19 The 20th Annual JCA Productive Aging Awards Dinner Returns May 19 Celebrated 'Team of Rivals' Author Doris Kearns Goodwin and Noted Presidential Speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin Headline the Program as 2013 Honorees

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington (JCA), a community-based charity that is about to celebrate its 40 th anniversary of helping all seniors thrive, is pleased to announce that Doris Kearns Goodwin and her husband, Richard N. Goodwin, will receive the Jewish Council for the Aging's coveted Productive Aging Award. The dinner and awards program is slated for Sunday, May 19th, 5:30 PM, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, North Bethesda, MD.

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer prize-winning biographer, historian, political commentator and author, most recently heralded for her book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which served as the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated movie, Lincoln. Also slated to be honored, her husband, Richard N. Goodwin, noted author and speechwriter to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, among many career highlights.

The evening's festivities also include Arlene and Robert P. Kogod receiving the JCA's 2013 Humanitarian Award.  Local business executive Robert Kogod and his wife, Arlene, are passionate philanthropists in the Greater Washington D.C. area whose contributions in time and talents have benefited many educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Cathy and Dan Hodin, dedicated supporters of JCA, are the Event Chairs.

With the caliber of honorees, tickets are expected to sell fast. For dinner and event registration, tickets may be purchased through a secure link online at JCA online ticket sales. For more information about the organization, go to www.AccessJCA.org or email mgordon@AccessJCA.org for sponsorship opportunities or more information.

The Jewish Council for the Aging, sponsor of the Productive Aging Awards Dinner, serves more than 30,000 older adults and family caregivers each year throughout the Washington metropolitan area. JCA provides valuable community resources including information and referral, assistance with critical transportation needs, employment help for seniors and adult day care. JCA is a community partner of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and a beneficiary of the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign.


Please note that Doris Kearns Goodwin and Richard N. Goodwin are available for a limited number of interviews, as schedules permit. Please contact Micki Gordon at 301-255-4231 or mgordon@AccessJCA.org for more information.

Media Contact: Micki Gordon Jewish Council for the Aging, 301-255-4231, mgordon@accessJCA.org

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SOURCE Jewish Council for the Aging

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