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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Presidential Service Awards

April 22, 2014



JABA to honor 74 local volunteers with Presidential Service Awards during National Volunteer Week, including four Lifetime Achievements

Seventy-four local volunteers from the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson, ranging in age from 14 to 93.

JABA will honor the volunteers for their contributions of time and talent with Presidential Service Awards.

Four volunteers will receive President’s Call to Service Awards for 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service over a lifetime.

Seventy volunteers in four age groups will be awarded honors at the Gold, Silver or Bronze levels based on hours served.

Please see the official website www.presidentialserviceawards.gov for award criteria for each level and age group.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States through presidential recognition to live a life of service.

JABA, 674 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 PM

JABA is presenting the President’s Volunteer Service Awards to acknowledge the people who go above and beyond in their commitment and dedication in service to their community.

About JABA
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 and on Facebook at JABA Charlottesville.

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Media Contact: 

Elyse Thierry
(434) 817-5236

Day of Contact:
Leanne Probst
(434) 817-5272