At JABA, our mission is to ensure that individuals and families live better. We believe that living as part of a community promotes healthy aging, so all JABA owned and run living options promote a sense of community. Whether you are seeking independent living or living with assistance, JABA continues to establish and preserve affordable living communities that increase options for living better.
Living as an elder should be an enjoyable part of your life. Why not enjoy yourself as part of a community that learns, plays and works together? At JABA, we have designed our Community Centers and our Adult Care Centers to promote fun and fellowship.
JABA is all about lending support to seniors in need of assistance. Whether that includes basic information, case management, insurance counseling, home delivered meals — or any of the many other available services — we want you to think of JABA as a source of support for you or your loved ones. Most of our support is offered as a gift to those who cannot pay. See individual programs for more details.
JABA is able to do all that it does because of generous volunteers and donors. We value contributions of time as well as dollars and promise to put your talents and your donations to very good use.
In the past five years, government funding has diminished. Luckily, individual and corporate contributions have begun to rise. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and needed.
What’s good for us as we age is good for our entire community — from planning for neighborhood growth, to promoting local foods and collaborating for the best use of resources. This is the philosophy behind JABA’s mission, “to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.”
Become a Voice for those in Long-Term Care
February 09, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BECOME A VOICE FOR THOSE IN LONG-TERM CARE
JABA is recruiting volunteers interested in being Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
Charlottesville, VA—- Long-Term Care Ombudsmen work to improve the quality of life for those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and to provide much needed support to their families. To fill the ever-growing demand for these “angel advocates” JABA is now recruiting volunteers to take part in this year’s training program.
About the Program
The job of Volunteer Ombudsman demands understanding, good listening and mediating skills, and the ability to be assertive, but patient. The program places volunteers in the counties of Albemarle, Green, Fluvanna, Nelson and Louisa and the city of Charlottesville. Right now the need is greatest in Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson, but there are opportunities in all the locations. Every effort is made to assign volunteers to facilities convenient to them.
Participants must complete 20 hours of training and a make minimum commitment of four hours of volunteer time per week. Retirees are often the ideal candidates.
The next training for those entering the program will take place from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, on four consecutive Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011.
For information on the Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsmen, contact: Beth Hochstetler, (434) 817-5271.
JABA (the Jefferson Area Board for Aging) serves the city of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. JABA cares about all aspects of senior and intergenerational welfare. The nonprofit organization works to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.
For information on JABA and answers to other aging related questions, contact JABA at (434) 817-5222 or visit the Web site www.jabacares.org.
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