Category: Community Engagement

Valentine’s Day Prom February 17

Our popular Valentine’s party is back this year on February 17 at St. Mark’s Church. Whether you’re attending solo, with friends/family, or a partner, this event is sure to be a blast with dinner and dancing for all. This year, we’re adding a twist! Your newly elected Activity Planning Committee chose a theme: Valentine’s Day Prom! Whether you went to… Read More »

Celebrate Holidays with Jubilee

RSVP and Details on Events Calendar The holidays are a magical time at Jubilee! The Miracle at Jubilee begins on Monday, December 11 with caroling and culminates on Friday, December 15 with a holiday party. Jubilee is also hosting celebrations for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years! Details and RSVP on Jubilee’s events calendar.

Client Council Election Results

Kudos to All Candidates Congratulations to the new leaders of Jubilee’s Client Council and Activity Planning Committee! The results are in after a vigorous campaign season. Kudos to all who participated in the process as candidates and voters. Jubilee’s new Client Council President Elaine Carney said in her acceptance speech that “I will be an advocate for all people with… Read More »

Jubilee Vacation Highlights

Four Vacations Bring Joy to Community This Year By Julia McCune, Director of Community Engagement Taking vacation lowers anxiety, improves your mood and sleep routine, reduces stress, and helps you get back to your true self. Vacations are a vital part of living our best lives! For many people Jubilee supports, the Jubilee vacation is the highlight of the year.… Read More »

Combatting Loneliness with Help from Volunteers

U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Widespread Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation Easy, Practical Volunteer Opportunities Lead to Mutually Beneficial Relationships “Loneliness and isolation represent profound threats to our health and well-being,” says U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, sounding the alarm in a new 2023 report. But all is not hopeless, as Dr. Murthy makes the point that “we are called… Read More »

Volunteer at Jubilee

Volunteers are an important part of the Jubilee community! You make a difference in the life of a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities when you volunteer at Jubilee. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with game nights, pizza parties, and arts and crafts.  Help with life skills like reading and swimming are also welcome — and so much more! We have… Read More »

Core Values Seminars Celebrate One Year of Learning

One year ago, Jubilee launched its Core Values monthly seminars to educate and strengthen our community. We’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of this unique program and looking ahead to deepening our understanding of how our values shape Jubilee. “These seminars started as a passion project back when we were still only meeting virtually,” shared Julia McCune, Jubilee’s Director of Community… Read More »

Summer Cookouts Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, July 9

Registration Now Closed Summer is right around the corner and that means it’s time for Jubilee’s annual cookout! We’re thrilled to welcome the Jubilee community to join together for a day of fun, food, and friendship at the South Germantown Recreational Park. We are hosting two cookouts this summer to accommodate all members of the Jubilee community. Cookouts will be… Read More »

Maryland Medical Assistance Provider Language Responsibilities

Being able to effectively communicate is key to accessing and providing high-quality care for people with disabilities. We know that language barriers are one reason people from Asian and Hispanic backgrounds have trouble applying for services. It stands to reason those same issues will apply once they begin receiving services. Disability service providers in Maryland are obligated to provide language… Read More »

Language Barrier Nearly Derails Access to Services

Kevin’s story as told by his mother Nery Gonzalez My son Kevin can’t speak at all, and my English is limited. I don’t understand everything in English, and I definitely did not understand that my Kevin would lose government funding for services if we missed the timeframe for young adults finishing high school to transition to adult services. We were… Read More »

Open House Sunday, April 23

Visit Jubilee on Sunday, April 23 during Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival! This can’t miss street festival has something for everyone—kid activities, music, cooking demos, poetry, food trucks and more! We’re excited to welcome you to Jubilee from 1-3 p.m. during the festival to learn more about Jubilee. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in… Read More »

April Programs in Bloom

Join your friends for fun and exciting programs this Spring with Jubilee. Please check our online calendar for all event details, including required registration. April highlights include: Client Council Retreat: This free day long program will teach you how to take control of and effectively lead your annual Person Centered Plan meetings. RSVP by April 17. Outdoor Game Day: Fun… Read More »

Vote by May 16 | T-Shirt Design Contest

We’re celebrating Jubilee’s 45th anniversary all year long! The festivities kick-off with a t-shirt design contest. Vote for your favorite t-shirt design by May 16. View and vote for your favorite design at the Jubilee office in Kensington. For more details contact Julia McCune, Director of Community Engagement at jmccune@jubileemd.org.

Valentine Dance Video

Our hearts were full celebrating love in all its forms at Jubilee’s Valentine’s Dance. More than 100 participants gathered for an afternoon of friendship and love. Thank you to our Activity Planning Committee and our very own Steve Brent for serving as DJ. He kept the dance floor hopping with his musical selections. You make these events a success for… Read More »

Data Collection Helps Agencies Serve All Adults with Disabilities

How to Collect Racial, Ethnic and Language Data Collecting data on the race, ethnicity and language of adults with developmental disabilities currently supported by agencies will help achieve our shared goal of helping more people from underserved communities. Racial and ethnic data provide crucial information on where we are now and where we want to be. “With data, we can… Read More »

Celebrate Holidays with Jubilee

Holiday Events Galore this December Christmas is a special time of year at Jubilee, and we’re bringing you 8 different events to celebrate together. There is something for everyone! Details and required RSVP via the events calendar. Join your friends December 20 at the Jubilee office for a joyful celebration of Hanukkah – the Jewish festival of lights – with… Read More »

Your Support Made Vacation Possible

Beach Trip Brings Joy | Only Vacation for Some This summer, nearly 60 percent of the people Jubilee supports enjoyed a beach vacation thanks to your generosity. “If you dream it, we help make it happen,” shared Community Engagement Director Julia McCune. “The beach vacation was an incredible opportunity to connect and have fun together. For many people Jubilee supports,… Read More »

Shop Local to Support Jubilee

In honor of Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving – local businesses are supporting Jubilee by donating 20 percent of their proceeds. Thank you to our generous friends at the following shops and restaurants! Get your holiday shopping done locally and stop in for some yummy eats all while supporting Jubilee! Dine at Playa Bowls Monday, November 28 through Friday,… Read More »

Breaking Barriers Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Program Connects Underserved Communities to Services Since launching in the Fall of 2021, Jubilee’s innovative Breaking Barriers program works to ensure that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Hispanic and Asian communities can easily access support services. In just one year, the program has brought together more than a dozen agencies providing services and the DDA. The groups collaborate… Read More »

RSVP for November Programs

Fall fun is in full swing at Jubilee with programs that bring our community together. Join your friends for PieGiving on November 18, and holiday-themed cooking classes, November 14 and 15. Check out all we’re offering on our events calendar, including holiday decoration craft class. RSVP on our events calendar at jubileemd.org/events. All events are free to our community, thanks… Read More »