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.”
JEFFERSON SCHOOL EXHIBIT OPENS FRIDAY, FEB. 4
February 01, 2011
Elyse Thierry (JABA)
JEFFERSON SCHOOL EXHIBIT OPENS FRIDAY, FEB. 4
Exhibit to highlight programs slated for new Jefferson School Center
Charlottesville, VA—- Moments of Community Engagement - an exhibit highlighting the programs currently in development for the historic Jefferson School City Center - is set to open Friday, February 4 and will run through March 31 at the Charlottesville Community Design Center (CCDC).
The public is invited to the Opening Reception, this Friday, February 4, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at CCDC, 100 Fifth Street NE, Charlottesville.
The exhibit grew out of a Neighborhood Engagement Project. Funded by a local private foundation, the project included an extensive survey of Jefferson School neighbors, both residential and businesses, about their interests and expectations for the building’s use. The results served as a foundation for tenant program development. The exhibit presents an overview of these programs and the way in which they build on the school’s long legacy of community-driven education and action, while promoting the new center’s goals.
About Jefferson School City Center
Jefferson School City Center is located in the heart of Downtown Charlottesville at 233 Fourth Street, NW. Work is now underway to restore and conserve major historical features of the school. Once completed, the new center will honor the history of African Americans in Charlottesville and draw people of all ages and backgrounds from the entire community for a variety of educational, cultural, social, and recreational offerings to ensure that the school will play a vital civic and educational role for local citizens and visitors for generations to come.
• Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center,
• Carver Recreation Center,
• Common Ground Healing Arts,
• Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle,
• Martha Jefferson Hospital,
• Piedmont Family YMCA,
• Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC),
For more on the Jefferson School visit www.jeffersoncitycenter.com
For more on the exhibit see www.cvilledesign.org/cityspace.
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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