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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Getting Started in Medicare Class

April 14, 2014


JABA announces spring dates for popular FREE class, Getting Started in Medicare

Charlottesville, VA -—The Virginia Insurance and Counseling Program (VICAP) at JABA has announced the spring 2014 sessions of its free workshop—Getting Started in Medicare.

Participants have three opportunities to attend a workshop this spring:
• Wednesday, April 23, 2:00 to 3:30 PM
• Wednesday, May 7, 10:30 AM to Noon
• Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 to 2:30 PM

All sessions will be at the Northside Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, in the Albemarle Square Shopping Center, Route 29 North Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Who Should Attend
The workshop is designed for people who are about to retire, those who are continuing to work past age 65, and those who will be getting Medicare based on disability. Attendees will learn when to enroll in Medicare Part B and Part D, how to shop for Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare Advantage plans, and how Medicare relates to retiree health plans and COBRA. Family members are welcome to attend, as well.

A primary purpose of the workshop is to alert consumers to critical enrollment periods for Medicare programs. Missing these deadlines can result in delays in obtaining Medicare benefits, unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses, and higher insurance premiums. The workshop will also provide information about the preventive care benefits created by the Affordable Care Act.

This service is part of the statewide Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) administered by the Virginia Division for the Aging (VDA). All JABA VICAP specialists and volunteers receive regular training. They are not licensed to sell insurance. VICAP is not affiliated with any insurance companies and does not sell insurance. For more on VICAP visit http://www.vda.virginia.gov/vicap2.asp.

For more information call JABA at (434) 817-5222.

For information on JABA and answers to aging related questions, contact JABA at (434) 817-5222 or visit the website www.jabacares.org.

Read more about JABA and its programs, services and events on:
• The Web at www.jabacares.org
• Facebook at JABACharlottesville
• Twitter @JABAcares

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.

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Press Contact: 
Elyse Thierry
(434) 817-5236