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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About JABA

JABA’s mission is to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages. JABA accomplishes this by working with community partners for the good of the entire community. To best understand JABA, it is necessary to understand its history, its business model and its wide scope of services and initiatives.

  • The History of JABA »

    Since 1975, JABA has been serving the needs of the aging community in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District (the city of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.) Through the years, from our roots as a federally mandated Area Agency on Aging to our current position as one of the most innovative and successful aging organizations in the nation, JABA has never lost focus of the needs and desires of the community. Working with state and local government, educational institutions, private citizens, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations, JABA has consistently risen to the challenge of its mission: to promote, establish and preserve communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.

    Please see the attached PDF document, which contains details of JABA's evolution to a national leader in providing services to the aging.

  • Overview of JABA Services »

    Adult Care Centers: Two centers located in the city of Charlottesville and Louisa county offer a caring, safe environment for any adult who needs help with daily health or personal care activities. For more information, click here.

    Affordable Assisted Living: Mountainside Senior Living an affordable assisted living community, has garnered awards for its affordable, high quality care.

    Case Management: JABA helps seniors stay at home by helping coordinate the variety of services and providing at-home services. For more information, click here.

    Community Centers: JABA Community Centers offer activities and a hot lunch for seniors in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Louisa, Nelson, Fluvanna and Greene. For more information, click here.

    Cool Aid: JABA provides cooling equipment to low-income people of all ages who are medically endangered by the heat. For more information, click here.

    Health Insurance Counseling (VICAP): JABA provides advice about Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Assistance, long term care and other insurance issues. For more information, click here.

    Health Services: Nurses offer health screenings, assistance with medication management and collaboration with other health providers at community centers, community clinics and home visits. For more information, click here.

    Home Care: JABA and Care Advantage Plus partner to provide in-home care services, as well as temporary workers for hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. For more information, click here.

    Home Delivered Meals: JABA serves meals to the disadvantaged elderly through our community centers and home delivered meals program. For more information, click here.

    Independent Living: JABA partners with the private sector to provide affordable housing for seniors. For more information, click here.

    Information and Referrals: Anyone can call JABA with any question related to aging and be referred to an Area Agency on Aging anywhere in the country. For more information, click here.

    My Home For Life: Connects the elderly and their families with experienced services providers they can trust.  They also sell products, which support independent living, click here.

    Ombudsman Program: Professional and volunteer ombudsmen act as advocates for residents if conflicts arise in nursing homes, assisted living and other long term care facilities or with homecare issues. For more information, click here.

    Twice is Nice Thrift Shop: Offers an opportunity to donate and purchase gently used goods. Proceeds benefit Mountainside Senior Living, click here.

    Volunteers: JABA operates the area's Retired Senior Volunteer Program, recruiting and working with area volunteers, serving clients of all ages. For more information, click here.

  • JABA Board of Directors »

    Dr. Michael Ashby,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large/CAP Board Member/PACE Board Member At-Large, michael.ashby@mjh.org

    Mozell H. Booker,
    Jurisdiction: Fluvanna/Board Vice-Chair/Executive Committee/Human Resources Committee/Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors, mhbooker@mindspring.com

    Constance (Connie) Brennan,
    Jurisdiction: Nelson/Advisory Council/Nelson County Board of Supervisors, connie@cstone.net

    Richard Brewer,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large, Richard@CommonWealthAL.com

    Dr. Milton T. Edgerton,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large/Finance Committee/Human Resource Committee, miltedgerton@gmail.com

    Rod Gentry,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large/Business Development Committee, rod.gentry@bankatunion.com

    Willie L. Gentry, Jr.,
    Jurisdiction: Louisa/Board Secretary/Executive Committee/Human Resources Committee Chair/CEO Selection Committee/Louisa County Board of Supervisors, willie@buck.com , LCBS_CD@louisa.org

    Robert (Bob) Gest, III,
    Jurisdiction: Albemarle/Executive Committee/Ethics Committee Chair, rxgest@comcast.net

    M. E. (Dick) Gibson, Jr., Esq.,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large/Board Chairman/Executive Committee/CEO Selection Committee/PACE Board Member, dick.gibson@tremblaysmith.com

    Whitney Harris,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large, wharris@nbc29.com

    Diane Harvey,
    Jurisdiction: Nelson/JEC Board Member, harvey1@ntelos.net

    Adam Hastings,
    Jurisdiction: Charlottesville, adamhastings@gmail.com

    William (Bill) Hughes,
    Jurisdiction: Fluvanna/Board Treasurer/Executive Committee/Finance Committee Chair/Business Development Committee/CEO Selection Committee/SAICC Board Member, ohnomrbill@embarqmail.com

    Satyendra Huja,
    Jurisdiction: Charlottesville/Human Resources Committee/Charlottesville City Council, huja1@comcast.net

    Christina (Krissy) Lester,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large/Human Resources Committee,

    Sue Lewis,
    Jurisdiction: Charlottesville/Finance Committee, swlcvlle@embarqmail.com

    Richard (Dick) Lindsay, MD,
    Jurisdiction: Albemarle/Executive Committee/Advisory Council Co-Chair/PACE Board Member, rwl3w@virginia.edu

    Diantha McKeel,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large, dmkeel@albemarle.org

    Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr., Esq.,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large, lmiddleditch@mcguirewoods.com

    Constance (Consi) Palmer,
    Jurisdiction: Albemarle/CEO Selection Committee/JEC Board Member, cdppalmer@gmail.com

    Elayne Phillips, PhD,
    Jurisdiction: Charlottesville/Finance Committee, ekp2e@cms.mail.virginia.edu

    Joseph W. (Rick) Richmond, Jr.,
    Jurisdiction: At-Large/JEC Board Chair/Planned Giving Committee, jwr@richfish.com

    Darrell L. Slover,
    Jurisdiction: Louisa/Finance Committee, dslover@nexet.net

    Eugene Sullivan,
    Jurisdiction: Greene/Business Development Committee, evs5w@Virginia.EDU

    Vacant, Jurisidction: Greene

    Board Committee Liaisons, Non-Voting:


  • Research on JABA Constituents »
2012 Significant Accomplishments
2012 Significant Accomplishments
2013 Strategic Plan
2013 Strategic Plan