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.”
Open House for Angel Advocates
August 04, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AN OPEN HOUSE FOR ANGEL ADVOCATES
JABA to host session for volunteers interested in becoming Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
Charlottesville, VA —- For those confined to a nursing home bed a visit from one of JABA’s Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsmen can mean the difference between distress for hours on end, and hope. A direct and welcome voice for some of Central Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens, Long-Term Care Ombudsmen work to improve the quality of life for those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and to provide necessary support to their families. JABA is now recruiting volunteers to join these “angel advocates” during its fall training session.
The public is invited to discover the requirements and rewards of this demanding program at JABA’s
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Open House:
• Date: Friday, August 27, 2010
• Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM
• Location: JABA, 674 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
• For information contact: Beth Hochstetler, (434) 817-5271
About the Program
The job of Volunteer Ombudsman demands understanding, good listening and mediating skills, and the ability to be assertive, but patient.
Participants must complete 20 hours of training and a minimum commitment of four hours per week. Retirees are often the ideal candidates. The program places volunteers in the counties of Albemarle, Green, Fluvanna, Nelson and Louisa and the city of Charlottesville. This year the need is greatest in Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson. Every effort is made to assign volunteers to facilities convenient to them.
Training for those entering the program will take place from 8:30AM to noon, on four consecutive Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2010.
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 Web site www.jabacares.org.
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