Daily Progress - February 17, 2017 -- Hunger and malnourishment among seniors in America is no joke. The American Academy of Family Physicians has reported that nearly 4 million seniors suffer from malnourishment, and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger says that 1 senior in 7 is at risk to the threats of hunger. In many cases, this is caused not by poverty, but by seniors not being able to feed themselves — either because they live alone and have trouble cooking or going out to shop, or don’t have the close support of family and caregivers.
Daily Progress, Feb. 3, 2017 --You see it on their faces and in their body language as the kids enter the lunchroom where the seniors have been waiting for them. The children are clustered in small groups by the door, fidgeting, whispering to each other, smiling and excited, then quickly fanning out to greet the elders of this small community they have come to know and love.
Students in Rachel Caldwell’s class at Burnley-Moran Elementary School in Charlottesville, Virginia were paired as pen pals with seniors at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging’s Mary Williams Community Senior Center (located at the Jefferson School) in November 2015. The program, which was started by Caldwell, has allowed the students to ask their pen pals questions about who they are, what they like and whatever else comes to mind. Two month later, the pen pals got to meet each other for the first time on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
On Monday, December 19, 2016, JABA’s Nelson County Community Senior Center was officially renamed the Cecilia Epps Community Senior Center — after a remarkable woman you’ll learn about by watching this short video — at a wonderful ceremony attended by Cecilia’s family, friends, and colleagues.
We had a chance to visit Yancey Elementary School in Esmont, where seniors from JABA's Esmont Community Senior Center visit once a month with students there to enjoy various activities. What a wonderful program and what a wonderful community.
Generation Us: Two stories that focus on grandparents raising grandchildren, and grandparents living with their adult children
Generation Us: The rewards and challenges of raising grandchildren
JABA Insurance Counseling Goes Mobile! Offering FREE Medicare Insurance Counseling in Five Counties!
Find out how Twice is Nice, the upscale resale boutique at Preston Plaza, has been supporting Mountainside since 2009, and meet new Twice Is Nice operations manager Lynne Levine. “It’s such a “feel good” shopping experience. Not only is the revenue going to an important cause, but shopping re-sale is environmentally conscious as well,” says Levine. Plus, find out about the “MSL World Tour” and meet the famous Covesville Waving Man.
JABA is pleased to announce that our Shining Star Preschool Program received stellar scores as part of the Virginia Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), making it just the 6th preschool program in Charlottesville to be recognized with a positive rating.
Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 13, 2016 -- "At the Jefferson Area Board for Aging’s Shining Star preschool, where most of the Albemarle County mixed-delivery placements will be made, ReadyKids helped rethink classroom design to improve the program overall.
Daily Progress, July 20, 2016 - Minna Doyle believes in giving back and she does that leading exercise classes at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging in Greene County, the place she’s made her home since moving from the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
July’s installment of JABA's Volunteer Education Series: Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Dementia, was attended by 35 people on July 12 at the Northside Library! Special thanks to our speaker, Ellen Phipps, Vice President of Programs & Public Policy for the Alzheimer's Association. Thank you, Ellen, for teaching us practical tips on how to engage with loved ones and those we serve living with dementia.
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Charlottesville Tomorrow -- As Albemarle County tries to develop a plan to serve some of the community’s estimated 250 at-risk 4-year-olds, a local organization best known for its work with senior citizens is taking an innovative approach to early childhood education.