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.”
JABA Holds Meeting on Fluvanna Budget Cuts
May 07, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JABA TO HOLD MEDIA CONFERENCE ON FLUVANNA BUDGET CUTS
Charlottesville, VA (May 7, 2012)—- JABA (the Jefferson Area Board for Aging) announced today that it will hold a media conference on the Fluvanna County Board of Directors’ pending cut of all funding for the agency on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 11:00 to Noon, at its Senior Community Center in the Fork Union Community Center, 5725 James Madison Highway (Route 15), Fluvanna 23055.
“Fluvanna funding constitutes approximately 40 percent of the funding for services provided by JABA in Fluvanna,“ states Gordon Walker, CEO of JABA. “As a consequence, we are extremely concerned about the impact of this decision. These cuts will be harmful to some of Fluvanna’s most at-risk citizens, as well as their families and caregivers. This decision cuts to the heart of services that allow seniors to age in place, keeping them out of far more costly and often remote nursing homes.“
JABA’s Board of Directors is currently reviewing staff recommendations as to what services can be maintained and how. The primary concern of everyone involved at JABA is to work to ensure that older adults do not suffer unduly from the loss of services. Towards this end, JABA’s management hopes to identify a way to work on this issue with the Fluvanna government and will release a more detailed response in the near future.
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 website www.jabacares.org. News about JABA can also be found on Twitter @JABAcares, on Facebook at JABA Charlottesville and the JABA blog at www.jabacares.wordpress.com.
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