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.”
Health Care Community Names Nursing Assistants of 2011
July 01, 2011
Media Contact: Elyse Thierry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY NAMES NURSING ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR IN FIVE CATEGORIES
Charlottesville, VA— “Helping, Sharing, Always Caring” was the theme for 230 nursing assistants and their supporters at the 14th Annual Nursing Assistant Recognition on the evening of June 14.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of Nursing Assistant of the Year awards in five categories: Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, Home Health/Community Care and Companion/Sitter.
Nominees and winners were:
• Winner: Maricar Castaneda, University Of Virginia Hospital (UVa), 3 Central
• Kristen Crummette, UVa, 4 West
• Diane Emerson, UVa, TCVPO
• Becky Horton, UVa, East
• Nicole Miller, UVa, 5 West
• Michelle Shiflett, UVa, 8 West
• Elizabeth Smith, CCU
• Shirley Steppe, UVa, 5 Central
Assisted Living Care:
Winner: Janet Seal, Mountainside Senior Living
• Ashley Pappaconstaninou, Rosewood Village Innovations Unit
• Genetta Wells, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
Community Care/Home Health:
Winner: Naomi Blakey, Orange Internal Medicine, UVa
• Threasa Beverly, Interim Healthcare
• Aaron Bunch, Interim Healthcare
• Linda Critzer, JABA Adult Care Center
• Trisha Frazier, Continuum Home Health Care
• Tracy Madison, Legacy Hospice
• Terry Minor, UVa Plastic Surgery
Winner: Don Perfetti, UVa Staffing Resource Office
• Sarah Moore, Home Instead Senior Care
Nursing Home Care:
Winner: Clara Frazier, Golden Living
• Carolyn Banks, The Laurels of Charlottesville
• Janice Leathers, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
• Maurice Reed, Our Lady of Peace
• Margot Rose Trinity Mission of Charlottesville
• Brenda Washington, Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation
A subcommittee of JABA’s Ethics Committee selected the winners using an anonymous and blind process.
Volunteering their time and talents to make the evening special were: guest speaker Chaplain Evangeline Calland, MTS; master of ceremonies J. T. Hall, RN UVA Health System, singer Peyton James, and the event committee: JoDean Chisholm, Cheryl Cooper, Beth Hochstetler, Marian Lawson and Cindy Southard. For the third consecutive year, the event was held at the Holiday Inn University Area, which donated half of the evening’s cost.
Co-sponsors with JABA for this year’s event were:
Care Advantage Plus
Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation
Golden Living - The Cedars
Home Instead Senior Care
Louisa Health Care Center
Mountainside Senior Living
Our Lady of Peace
Rosewood Village Hollymeade
The Laurels of Charlottesville
UVa Health Services
UVA Health Services Foundation
Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
For more information on this event or JABA, as well as answers to the full range of aging related questions, contact JABA at (434) 817-5222 or visit the Web site 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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