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.”
Annie Merritt’s 100 Birthday Celebration
November 10, 2014
There were a number of memorable and touching moments at Annie Merritt’s birthday celebration at the Mary Williams Community Center (held at Carver Rec in the Jefferson School City Center, with lunch served by the Vinegar Hill Cafe). She turned 100-years old on November 8 and her celebration included a letter of congratulations from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and his wife, Dorothy, read by JABA CEO Marta Keane; a declaration by the City of Charlottesville presented by Mayor Satyendra Huja and City Councilor Kristin Szakos; and remarks by Dr. M. Rick Turner, president of the Albemarle Charlottesville NAACP.