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.”
May 01, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Greenberry’s Coffee and JABA team to celebrate Older Americans Month with debut of JABA JAVA card.
Charlottesville, VA—- Getting carded may soon take on a whole new meaning. Greenberry’s Coffee and JABA have announced the launch of their discount card designed just for older adults. “The JABA JAVA Card” entitles seniors and friends of JABA to one free menu-listed beverage (including coffee, of course) for every six purchased at Greenberry’s locations at Barracks Road Shopping Center and Martha Jefferson Hospital.
To celebrate, Greenberry’s and JABA are hosting a get acquainted open house
Wednesday, May 16, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at Greenberry’s Coffee, Barracks Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville.
Greenberry’s is now in its 20th year. As befits Charlottesville’s longest running coffee roaster, the event will include information on coffee importing and roasting, as well as the health benefits of both the bean and the social interaction it fosters. A JABA representative also will be on hand to answer aging related questions.
The highlight of the day will be a drawing for private tour of Greenberry’s roasting plant. Ten lucky winners will have the opportunity to visit Greenberry’s roasting facility for a first-hand look at what goes into creating a great cup of coffee, culminating with a private coffee tasting.
“Coffee and camaraderie just go together,“ says Michelle Tong Greenberry’s General Manager. “We see the benefits every day at Greenberry’s. The card is our way of helping to introduce people to these benefits, and saying thank you for coming back.“
“Getting out, socializing with friends, is especially important as we age.“ says Gordon Walker, CEO of JABA. “It’s been proven to aid in delaying memory problems, and improving physical and emotional well-being. Since the card is for those age 60 and better who love good coffee and good company, the card launch is an excellent way to celebrate Older Americans Month.“
In addition, Greenberry’s coffee is now being served in all eight of JABA’s community centers thanks to an ongoing donation from the local company.
The JABA JAVA card is now available at JABA at 674 Hillsdale Drive in Charlottesville.
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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May 1, 2012