What is an Annual Membership Sponsorship?

The Annual Membership Sponsorship Program provides the most consistent marketing over the course of the year. Gain visibility and build promising relationships with top-level business professionals.

If you prefer to line up your involvement for the entire year in advance, take a look at the information below.

Why choose a sponsorship level of Membership?

  • Comprehensive and consistent marketing
  • No cost Representation at every GROWS event
  • Positive visibility
  • “One Stop” shopping – decide in as little as one meeting what you want your year to look like
  • Customizable to help deliver your message that best fits your marketing needs and keeps budgeting simple. 

GROWS is the only coalition of organizations and individuals committed to improving the quality of life of Montgomery County seniors, especially the frail and at-risk.  The greater the support, the greater the benefit.

Please take a moment and view these organizations who have made the extra commitment as a GOLD SPONSOR to support the initiatives of GROWS and to learn more about them.


Visit the 134-acre campus of Asbury Methodist Village and enter a place of sweeping meadows, wooded walking paths, and classic brick buildings amid stands of flowering cherry trees. Most of all, you’ll notice the energy of people living with purpose and fellowship. As the largest continuing care retirement community in Montgomery County, Md., Asbury Methodist Village is a vibrant senior living community with the feel of a college campus. Located in one of Forbes top 25 suburbs for retirees, Asbury offers a green oasis within walking distance of shops, services and public transportation – all just 20 miles from Washington, D.C.


The Beacon Newspapers is a family-owned business dedicated to providing well-written, useful information of interest to people 50 and over and their families. The company was founded in 1989 by publisher Stuart Rosenthal and his wife, Judy, the associate publisher.

Free monthly print editions of the Beacon cover the Greater Washington (D.C.) area, the Greater Baltimore (Maryland) area and Howard County (Maryland). A fourth edition — Fifty Plus Richmond — covering the Greater Richmond (VA), launched in January 2017.

The Beacon’s award-winning content covers health, financial, technology, housing, travel and arts topics, as well as local events and feature stories. Readers of our four print editions pick up more than 200,000 copies each month at more than 2,400 distribution sites. We also mail copies to subscribers throughout the United States.

In addition to our monthly newspapers, the Beacon publishes print and online resource guides and presents free 50+Expo events. Information about these can also be found on this site. We also welcome you to contact us for more information.


For more than a century, we have been nurturing and caring for older adults in our Jewish community and beyond.

An initial “seed of care” was planted in 1910 when a small group of individuals noticed the need to house, feed, and support aging members of the Jewish community. The group formed a small organization and collected funds that were used to board elderly Jewish men and women in private homes.

In 1914, the group purchased a brick row house at 415 M Street, NW. Ten residents lived on the second and third floors. The purpose of this endeavor was to provide room, board, and a religious atmosphere. In 1916, it became official: Hebrew Home for the Aged was established. In 1923, the first cornerstone was laid for a new Hebrew Home on Spring Road. The Hebrew Home was officially dedicated in November of 1925 with capacity to house 35 residences. The demand for residential living continued to grow and, by 1945, the Hebrew Home housed 65 residents. Cramped for space, residents were sleeping in hallways and on porches. The residence expanded in 1953, increasing capacity to 165. A medical panel also was established. In 1964, a survey determined that a new facility was needed to provide complete medical and nursing care. Charles E. Smith was instrumental in selecting the new site and raising the funds that it made it possible for Hebrew Home (formally renamed Hebrew Home of Greater Washington), the Jewish Social Service Agency, and a Jewish Community Center to purchase land and move to the Rockville Campus in 1969.

 With the help of the D.C. National Guard and the American Red Cross, 172 residents were relocated to the brand new Wasserman Residence, which contained 266 beds and an innovative shopping arcade. In the years that followed, the flourishing campus continued to expand to offer skilled nursing care at the Wasserman and Smith-Kogod Residences and Post-Acute Care Center at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; independent living at Revitz House and Ring House; assisted living at Landow House; and geriatric medical care at Hirsh Health Center.

In May 2006, in honor of the visionary leadership of the late Charles E. Smith and the generosity of the Charles E. Smith Foundation, our residences and services joined together under the name Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

Our story began over 29 years ago when Debra Levy (Debbie) founded Debra Levy Eldercare Associates (DLEA). Debbie was a pioneer and an exceptional leader in the field of geriatric care management and dedicated her career of over 30 years to serving the needs of aging adults and individuals with disabilities.  Debra Levy Eldercare Associates is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected Aging Life Care™ management practices in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Independently owned and operated since our founding in 1988, our dedicated team of professional care managers provides expert recommendations and individualized support to families and their relatives facing the challenges of aging or disability. We Are Like Wedding Planners For Growing Older TM

The Village at Rockville, Md., is a National Lutheran Community (formerly known as The National Lutheran Home).  Our community is a place where energy abounds, hospitality is second-to-none and neighbors genuinely care about one another. Spiritual life is our anchor; our 150-seat chapel is its heart and people of all faiths are welcome. From that heart extends a vibrant community spirit that inspires hospitality, civic-mindedness, participation in fun and educational group activities and the pursuit of all that fulfills. Here, residents can as easily enjoy time socializing or gardening as they can exploring local attractions and landmarks.

At The Village at Rockville, our vibrant community spirit comes with peace of mind. We offer a great sense of security, with a long-standing commitment to serving seniors since 1890.

For over 125 years, we’ve helped people plan for the future by continuously evolving and enhancing our services. We’ve enhanced our traditional strengths, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. And with our recent upgrades to our assisted living, along with our brand-new memory support program, we’ve expanded our capabilities; what’s more, we’ve reinforced them with the latest in home health monitoring and communications systems. As passionate care collaborators and innovators, we’re always reaching out to ministry and community partners in the region to share services and activities.

Call 301-945-8304 or contact us online to discover how our story can enrich the next chapter of your life. 


Kensington Park is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care residence located in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. It is the realization of a vision of passionate leaders in the senior living industry. This industrious group sought to develop a community that takes the assisted living model of care to a higher level. In an environment of comfortable elegance and staffed by loving professionals, they have accomplished just that.

Kensington Park is designed to be home for seniors who are looking for independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. We believe the comfort of familiarity is precious, so our enhanced program enables us to offer care beyond what the traditional assisted living community can deliver. We offer a full spectrum of clinical support, including end-of-life care, and no resident needs to move out if assisted living health care needs change or increase.

Situated on eight acres in Southern Montgomery County, Kensington Park is distinguished by its beautiful park-like setting with mature oak trees, a rambling stream, colorful gardens, abundant bird life, and walking paths surrounding Rock Creek Park. Just down the hill, the quaint town of Kensington, MD is the ideal town for leisurely window-shopping and great sidewalk conversations.

Washington Jewish Week, published by Mid-Atlantic Media, is the Jewish newspaper of record in the nation’s capital since 1930. WJW strives, in its award-winning coverage in print and online at, to be an indispensable source of news about politics, religion, international affairs, science and health and the arts, all while working to build and strengthen Jewish community.

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