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.”
FISH Helps Littlest Learners Dive Into School
September 22, 2010
Press Contact: Elyse Thierry
Program Contact: Marguerite David
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FISH HELPS LITTLEST LEARNERS DIVE INTO SCHOOL
Program seeks volunteers to help youngest students in local schools
Charlottesville, VA—- The school year has barely begun, but some of the area’s youngest students are already at risk of falling behind. They need help with reading or math, or simply because for them English is a foreign language. Coming to the aid of these at-risk students are the volunteers of JABA’s FISH (Friends in Schools Helping) program.
JABA is now recruiting FISH volunteers for the 2010-2011 school year. All that is needed is patience, a caring attitude and a desire to make a difference. Potential volunteers can choose from many different time slots and school locations near where they live or work. Volunteers need to be able to commit to as little as one hour per week, any time between 7:30 AM to 5:00PM, for the school year.
FISH is a response to the schools’ priority of eliminating the achievement gap in Central Virginia public schools. The intergenerational, school-based, tutoring program focuses on helping elementary school students with reading, math, and English for Speakers of Other Languages by connecting volunteers from 18-80+ with students in local public schools. The program provides each volunteer with training, background check, placement with a teacher, ongoing support and a program evaluation.
To learn more about JABA’s FISH Program and volunteer opportunities, contact Marguerite David at (434) 817-5229, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on JABA and answers to other aging related questions, contact JABA at (434) 817-5222 or visit the website www.jabacares.org.
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.
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