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.

Volunteer Opportunities


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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Timberlake Place

Timberlake Place is a new concept in affordable apartments for low to moderate income seniors.  It is located in the historic Woolen Mills neighborhood in downtown Charlottesville.

Fast Facts:

Historic Location

▪ 1512 East Market Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

▪ The new apartments surround the historic Timberlake-Branham farm House, which now has been remodeled as additional Timberlake apartments

Housing Description

▪ Low-to-Moderate Income Senior Housing with 26 units

▪ Most apartments are 1 bedroom/1 bath

▪ There are five 2 bedroom/1.5 bath apartments


▪ Universal Design makes for an accessible and senior-friendly home

▪ All apartments are ground floor accessible with five fully ADA compliant

▪ On City bus line and served by JAUNT

JABA adheres to the Virginia Fair Housing Act.  In order to be eligible, a person’s income can be no more than 50% of the area median income.  For more information or to check income eligibility, call JABA Information & Assistance at 434-817-5222. 

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