Coming of Age in Maryland

CoA Programs (Coming of Age in Maryland) offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. Activities include theatre and museum trips, lectures, concerts, and annual signature events such as the health and wellness expo and a New York City overnight trip.Opportunities abound for socializing, learning and entertainment. We hope you’ll join us to make friends and enjoy new experiences, including:

  • Free CoA membership
  • Monthly Cinema J Film Screenings at both the JCC and Leisure World
  • “Food ‘n’ Fun” meals and games at local restaurants
  • Social work support from our partner, JSSA
  • Financial assistance for Bender JCCGW memberships for qualifying individuals
  • Transportation provided for excursions

Programs for Active Adults Around Town | May – June, 2024

For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301.348.3809 or fenoch@benderjccgw.org.Also visit our Arts & Culture section for author discussions, gallery exhibits, and concerts sponsored by the Bender JCC.

Upcoming Coming of Age sponsored events

13th Annual Health & Wellness Expo at Leisure World Thursday, June 6th - 10:00 - 2:00 PM
I Scream, You Scream…ICE CREAM SOCIAL! Monday, June 10th - 1:30 - 3:00 PM
CoA Coffeehouse: Oldies but Goodies Thursday, June 20th - 7:30 PM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Sunday, August 4th - 1:30 - 4:00 PM

Leisure World, Clubhouse I in the Ballroom, at 3700 Rossmoor Blvd.

FREE & open to the public

The Bender JCC Coming of Age’s annual, highly anticipated Health Expo will engage, educate, and empower attendees to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Intentionally designed to appeal to those 60 and over, the Health Expo includes:

  • FREE admission. FREE tote bags. FREE “goodies”
  • Health-and-wellness providers
  • Health Screenings (ending at 2:00PM)
  • Vaccines: COVID-19 and other boosters
  • Interactive Workshops
  • ‘Capture a Memory’ with a picture of you and your friends
  • ‘Head-to-toe’ massages
  • Fantastic raffle prizes

Grand Finale Concert: Beatles Tribute with The Magical Mystery Girls

Thursday, June 6 | 3:00 PM | Leisure World Clubhouse II | $15/advance | $18/door

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available!

Thank you to our benefactors! To inquire about sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Coming of Age at 301-348-3832 or email fenoch@benderjccgw.org.


Thank you to our major sponsors


Thank you to our benefactors

              

All Bender JCC programs are open to everyone. Contact Kate Falls, Director of Inclusion, at kfalls@benderjccgw.org or 301.348.3767 to discuss support and accommodations.

 

I Scream, You Scream…ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

Monday, June 10th
1:30 - 3:00 PM

Monday, June 10 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Kick off the summer and celebrate the Shavuot holiday with Coming of Age! Say hello and schmooze while you cool down with a sweet treat. If you’re not familiar with our program, please come and learn more about it:

Coming of Age! offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. Activities include theatre and museum trips, lectures, concerts, and annual signature events such as the health and wellness expo and a New York City overnight trip.

A limited number of chairs will be available, so we encourage you to bring your own!

FREE (While the ice cream lasts)

Leisure World, Clubhouse II
3300 N. Leisure World Blvd., Silver Spring Outdoors – Rear Parking Lot (near tennis courts)

In the event of rain, we will reschedule for another date.

Questions? Contact Frieda or Lindsay at 301.348.3832, or email fenoch@benderjccgw.org.

All Bender JCC programs are open to everyone. Contact Kate Falls, Director of Inclusion, at kfalls@benderjccgw.org or 301.348.3767 to discuss support and accommodations.

Oldies, but Goodies, featuring the Daryl Davis Trio

$36 | Bender JCC Social Hall

The food. The ambiance. The camaraderie. The MUSIC!

Join us for Boogie Woogie, Blues, and other classic tunes. The joint will be jumpin’ with the Daryl Davis Trio.

Chicago native, Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University with a degree in Jazz. He is an international recording artist who has toured all 50 States and around the world. Davis has received rave reviews for his music, as well as winning several WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) awards for Best Artist in the Roots and Blues categories. In addition to being a vocalist, guitarist, and composer, Daryl is a keyboardist extraordinaire. He has performed with such iconic artists as Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Coasters, The Drifters, Bo Diddley and Percy Sledge, to name a few.

But first, let’s eat:
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wine precede the concert.

Questions? Contact Frieda Enoch at fenoch@benderjccgw.org or 301.348.3832.

All Bender JCC programs are open to everyone. Contact Kate Falls, Director of Inclusion, at kfalls@benderjccgw.org or 301.348.3767 to discuss support and accommodations.

 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Sunday, August 4th
1:30 - 4:00 PM

Purchase Tickets

Sunday

August 4 | 1:30 – 4:00 PM | Olney Theater | $60/ticket | $20/transportation

Join Coming of Age for an Excursion to the Olney Theater to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. She made more than BEAUTIFUL music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. This is a must-see!