Category: Event News

Family Council Meeting July 18

Join us for our third Family Council meeting on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. Steve Keener and members of Jubilee’s management will share Jubilee’s updated Family Handbook and leave time for questions and suggestions. Register on Zoom here.

RSVP by July 15 for Community Picnic

Join your Jubilee community at our Friends and Family Summer Picnic! Smokey Glen Farm is the place to be for fun, friendship and yummy Bar-B-Q! The picnic will take place Saturday July 30 from noon to 3 PM. Please RSVP using this form by July 15. Each person must register individually. Questions? Contact Julia McCune at jmccune@jubileemd.org or at 301-949-8628 ext. 106… Read More »

Juneteenth Celebration at Jubilee

Celebrate Juneteenth with your Jubilee family as we honor the holiday with a celebration of African Unity and African-American Freedom. The event is an opportunity to learn and have fun as we celebrate each other’s cultures and history. One of the wonderful strengths of Jubilee is our diversity, and respect for different cultures. Staff from African and Caribbean countries will… Read More »

Engage in the Community

June Activities Include SPIRIT CLUB Field Day and Downtown DC Dinner By Steve Keener, Jubilee Executive Director Being together at Jubilee’s first picnic of the summer really drove home how important it is to get out of the house and reengage with the wider community. These past two years have been lonely and frightening. It is time to heal. It… Read More »

Register Now for New Social Programs

Jubilee’s Community Engagement team is busy creating new and exciting social opportunities for our community. You do not want to miss this fun! Keep an eye on our online events calendar which is frequently updated with programs just for you. In addition to our weekly programming, which is free to the Jubilee community, we have some new additional highlights you… Read More »

Champions Support Jubilee

Fundraising Breakfast Heartwarming Success They say good things come to those who wait, and after two long years apart, nothing could have been more wonderful than being together at Jubilee’s Champions of Inclusion fundraising breakfast. You could practically feel the spirit and joy in the room, as more than 200 members of our community came together to support Jubilee. Thanks… Read More »

New Activities Bloom

Day Trips, Classes and Beach Trip Returns! As both the weather and pandemic improve, we have added lots of new programs this Spring. Our Reaching Out program is now open to everyone, and exciting upcoming events include a trip to Brookside Gardens, an Escape Room adventure, and an in-person art class. These programs include a small fee. See a full… Read More »

New Zoom Link for Jubilee Programs

Due to unforeseen circumstances Jubilee’s dedicated zoom program link is changed as of today, March 7. We apologize for any confusion. Please use our NEW zoom link going forward for Jubilee programs. Every Jubilee team member has the new program link and can assist the people we support with the transition. A new print calendar of activities with the updated… Read More »

Champions of Inclusion Fundraiser April 26

We can’t wait to see you at our upcoming Champions of Inclusion Fundraising Breakfast on Tuesday, April 26 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Get ready to be inspired at our second annual fundraising breakfast. Hear directly from your community members about Jubilee’s role in their lives. Learn more about Jubilee’s Champions of Inclusion and see who in your community… Read More »

New Activities Bloom This Spring

Phase II for Retirees Restarts April 1, Print Calendar of Activities Mailed to Every Person Jubilee Supports Fun is in bloom at Jubilee this Spring! We have a fresh slate of activities and programs just for you. Last month, we asked you what programs you want to see from Jubilee in a survey, and you answered. Based on responses from… Read More »

Your Input Matters

Launching Two New Committees for our Community Your input is valued at Jubilee! We’re excited to share with you two new exciting opportunities to make your voice heard. You’re invited to join our new Family Council to bring together family members and Executive Director Steve Keener. The council will meet quarterly and be a forum for information sharing, Q&A, and… Read More »

New Holiday Events for You

Jubilee brings you a special holiday celebration this year, the Miracle at Jubilee Virtual Festival! Join your Jubilee community beginning Friday, December 17 through Wednesday, December 22 for holiday activities that will fill you with glee! You’ll enjoy: a holiday classic movie, a Christmas tree reveal, ornament dedication, holiday party and a special reading of the Night Before Christmas. A… Read More »

Join Your Friends for Upcoming Events

Check Jubilee’s Online Events Calendar and RSVP Today Fall means fun here at Jubilee! We have an exciting line up of events for our community this month. Join us daily on Jubilee Radio and for meditation. We have a twice weekly exercise class you can do from the comfort of your own home. Our book club continues to explore Romeo… Read More »

JAM Festival Unites Community

Jubilee’s JAM Festival brought joy to our community as we joined together for 16 activities over the course of one jam-packed week this September. Participants shined at a talent show, art projects, scavenger hunt, charades, karaoke and more. Jubilee’s Activities Planning Committee, which is a committee of people we support, planned the festival. Ben Collins, who is sight-impaired, led a… Read More »

Client Council Election Season

What an incredible slate of candidates Jubilee has for the four open positions on Jubilee’s Client Council! This self-advocacy group is by and for the people we support. The work of the council includes planning special events, holding monthly meetings, and representing the people we support on the Jubilee Board of Directors. Hope you joined our last Client Council meeting,… Read More »

Client Council Nominations Due By September 20

Do you want to be the next leader of Jubilee’s Client Council? Nominations are now open for our 2021 slate of officers! Put your name in for President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer. All people supported by Jubilee are eligible to run for office.  Alex Rivas, Jubilee’s current Client Council President encourages everyone to step forward and get involved. “The best… Read More »

Popular JAM Festival Returns!

Register by Monday, September 6 Back by popular demand! Our week-long JAM Festival brings our community together September 20 to 26. Fun activities include bingo, karaoke, arts, charades and a talent show. Read the full list of activities and register using the attached form. All events are virtual, many are free. Return the form to Julia McCune at the Jubilee… Read More »

Exploring Jubilee’s Core Values

Our new monthly series exploring Jubilee’s core values is a great opportunity to connect and discuss issues important to us all. “It’s really meaningful to hear what each value means to people based on their own life experience. Most importantly it helps us understand each other and connect on a deeper level,” shared Melanie Moore, Jubilee’s Learning and Development Manager.… Read More »

Calling All Artists!

We’re creating an art gallery wall at the office, and we’d love to feature your masterpieces! If you’ve been busy creating art this past year, show off your handiwork at our upcoming office art gallery. Submissions welcome from our entire community. Contact Office Manager Bethany Coomes at bcoomes@jubileemd.org to submit your artwork. Want to be an artist, but don’t know… Read More »

What Justice Means at Jubilee

Our commitment and work to create a more just and equal environment for all continues. In May, Jubilee hosted seminars on our core value of justice, and our management team participated in anti-racism training hosted by Roots of Justice. During our seminars on Jubilee’s core value of justice, our community had an opportunity to learn more about: issues surrounding guardianship… Read More »

New Summer Opportunities to Get Together

We’re thrilled to be able to offer new opportunities to get together in person this summer! Sign up for weekly art, hiking and tai chi IN PERSON programming! Our Reaching Out program is now open to everyone, and you can sign up for one class session at a time. Classes cost $25, and a Reaching Out form must be completed… Read More »

New Jubilee In-Person Programming

To better serve our community, Jubilee is making two exciting updates to our popular Reaching Out program! Starting this Sunday, we are offering one-time class options, and they are now open to everyone! We will be offering outdoor, in-person programs for art, hiking and tai chi. We are also offering a virtual tai chi class. Classes cost $25, and a… Read More »

May Special Events

Annual Worship Service with Hyattsville Mennonite Church Have you had a chance to participate in Jubilee’s programming this Spring? We have a full slate of exciting programs open to everyone we support. Join us to connect with friends old and new, exercise, learn a new skill, and more. All programs hosted on Jubilee’s programming link, unless otherwise noted. Check out… Read More »

Self-Care Resources

Caring for Yourself in a Difficult Time How to take care of our mental and emotional health — as we have all experienced trauma during the pandemic — were key take-aways from Jubilee’s self-care seminars. The seminars, which were free and open to everyone in the Jubilee community, brought together staff and people we support in a caring environment. Participants… Read More »

RSVP to Champions of Inclusion Breakfast on April 29

Join us for our first-ever Champions of Inclusion fundraising breakfast! This virtual event is on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8 AM. Register now to get your unique zoom login at https://tinyurl.com/Jubileechampions. Different from any other event we have ever done Totally free Only 30 minutes No requirement to donate Join us and find out about the great work we… Read More »

New April Social Programs

Sharing exciting new updates to our April virtual programming to keep us connected while we’re physically apart. We recently hit our one-year milestone of being “on the air” every weekday with Jubilee Radio. Join Steve Keener and Genevieve Leary at 12:30 PM for community and friendship. Open to our entire community! Friday Happy Hour – Join Client Council Vice President… Read More »

Add Your Voice to Jubilee’s Future

Our 2021-2024 strategic planning is underway. We have two more opportunities coming up to gather input from YOU! We invite all staff to join us on March 17 at 10:30 AM at our agency wide meeting. Family members, people we support, Board members and other members of our community, please join us on March 31 from 7-9 PM. The session… Read More »

Help Shape Jubilee’s Future

Jubilee is working on its 2021-2024 strategic plan, and we want you to be a part of it! As we work to best serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we value your input. You will receive a survey will by email in the coming days, and we ask you to take a few moments to complete the survey as… Read More »

Valentine Activities

Wishing a very happy Valentine’s Day to every single member of our community! Join us for a special Valentine’s themed Virtual Happy Hour on Friday, February 12. Note the time change, this special edition of our Friday event will begin at 6 PM. Want to shout from the rooftop how much you care about someone in our community? If so,… Read More »

Merry & Bright Holidays for the Jubilee Community

Our Christmas elves created holiday magic with opportunities to connect and be together virtually all Christmas week. We loved seeing your decorations, singing songs and playing games. During the Christmas tree reveal we each dedicated an ornament to a loved one we can’t be with this year. Sharing that moment together was truly heartfelt and special. On our last night,… Read More »