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.”
Kiss a Cow for Cool-Aid
July 06, 2012
KISS A COW FOR COOL-AID
Local Chick-fil-A teams with JABA to make Friday the 13th a good day to help seniors stay cool.
WHAT: Cow Appreciation Day, this month supporting JABA’s Cool-Aid Program
WHO: Chick-fil-A® Restaurant on Woodbrook
WHEN: Friday, July 13, 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM
WHERE: Chick-fil-A Woodbrook Drive,
350 Woodbrook Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22901
HOW: Have fun, grab a meal, AND help at-risk seniors beat the heat. Enjoy giveaways all day, as well as games and a bounce house for kids in the morning. Take part in the “Cool Kisses” booth where guests can have their photos taken while they Kiss the Cow. Or try spinning the wheel to win Chick-fil-A food and products. Customers are asked to donate $1 per spin or Cool Kisses photo with proceeds going to JABAs Cool Aid program
Customers who come dressed like a cow from head to hoof receive a free meal. (A partial costume receives a free entrée.) “Calves” in costumes get free meals too, so bring in the whole herd for some family fun.
For more about Cow Appreciation Day check out www.cowappreciationday.com.
WHY: Cool-Aid provides cooling assistance to income-eligible members of the community aged 60 and over who are at risk from the heat due to medical conditions.
In the United States, each year, more people die from “excessive heat events” (where temperatures rise 10 degrees Fahrenheit or more for an extended period) than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that older adults are more vulnerable to heat related illnesses due to physical changes. Chronic diseases and prescription medications greatly add to the danger.
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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