The Latest on Beloved Community Programs

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SHARE is part of the Jewish Council on Aging's InterAges program.

Interested in volunteering or learning more? It might be a slight exaggeration to say we have something for everyone, but we really do have programs to meet a wide range of interests. For full details and to be put in touch with the appropriate person, contact Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Bennett at

GBCI Advisory Committee Meeting
Advisory Committee meetings are held the first Friday of every month (January’s meeting will be on the second Friday) at 9:15 in the Administration Building Conference Room. These meetings are open to all and are a great way to become acquainted with the GBCI’s Community Partners. Attendees can see first-hand why Beloved Community is really the GBCI----the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative.

Mentoring with Gaithersburg Elementary School
The Mentoring Program meets every other Friday in two different locations on Asbury's campus. Currently, we have 18 tutors and 18 students participating. The sessions begin with an early dinner in the Hefner Dining Room.

Identity Spanish-Language Programs
The English Conversation Group meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Russell Ave. Cafe Conference Room. The Spanish Class for Asbury residents meets in the Diamond Apartments.

SHARE - Intergenerational Program
SHARE, a monthly program for Asbury residents and Gaithersburg High School students to share activities, conversation and refreshments returned on the first Wednesday in November. It will continue the first Wednesday of every month at 2:45 PM in the Edwards-Fisher Apartments library. This is a collaborative venture between the Jewish Council fon Aging’s InterAges program, the Beloved Community, Asbury’s Pastoral Counseling Department and the Student Union.

Gaithersburg Student Union
The Gaithersburg Student Union, part of the City of Gaithersburg's Parks and Recreation Dept., treated Asbury residents to a fun Halloween party several weeks ago. The get-together was held in the Rosborough Center Community Rooms, and included lots of dancing - including the latest line dances - pizza and a Halloween video by AVTV's Eric Thornett. After the dancing was over, a few hardy residents accompanied the students  - who were a little tired themselves - into the Wellness Center for a pool party, always a favorite for all involved.


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