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.”
April 30, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GROUNDBREAKING FOR TIMBERLAKE
JABA set to start construction on its newest affordable senior housing project-Timberlake Place
Charlottesville, VA—- JABA will break ground on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, from 10 to 11 AM for its affordable senior housing development, Timberlake Place, 1512 East Market Street, in the historic Woolen Mills District of Charlottesville.
Timberlake Place will provide 26 units of low-to-moderate income housing and one market-rate apartment for persons aged 55 and over. The new housing combines the historic rehabilitation of the Timberlake-Branham House with 22 newly constructed one- and two-bedroom apartments in three buildings behind the original house. The new construction has been carefully designed to fit in with the scale and character of the Woolen Mills neighborhood, and will feature both “senior-friendly” universal design, and energy-efficient EarthCraft construction throughout.
A rare infill development within an established mixed-income and mixed-use community, Timberlake represents a departure from the trend towards large and isolated senior housing projects. JABA accomplished the rezoning for the site, which was formerly home to JABA’s Mary Williams Community Center, in partnership with the Woolen Mills Neighborhood Association. To the satisfaction of all, the project will leave undisturbed almost one-half acre of existing woodlands, as well as an additional large open space that will be dedicated to a community garden for the residents and neighbors.
Timberlake Place will be an economic boon for the area, as well. With a projected cost of $4.6 million, the project will create needed jobs within Charlottesville and the region. In addition, it will make a significant contribution to the City’s stated goal of increasing its affordable housing stock. The project brings JABA’s record for attracting development funds to the region to more than $30 million.
For project details please see the Timberlake Place Fact Sheet.
For rendering and a site map see the “News“ section of JABA’s website www.jabacares.org.
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