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.”
Susan Seidler, Community Resources Manager
As Manager, Community Resources, Susan is responsible for JABA’s Information and Assistance, VICAP (Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program) and Financial Wellness programs. She has been affiliated with JABA for four years. Susan and her staff connect seniors, caregivers, health and aging professionals, and other community members to information, resource materials, programs and services. Her duties also include community outreach and collaboration with other service providers.
Susan brings almost thirty years of experience in the health and aging fields to her position, including five years providing community outreach for SeniorNavigator, a statewide non-profit with a resource clearinghouse serving seniors, their family members and professionals throughout Virginia. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of FOCUS Women’s Resource Center, a non-profit, community-based organization in Charlottesville, and worked for several Washington, DC organizations including the Washington Business Group on Health, the National Women’s Health Network and Public Voice for Food and Health Policy.
Susan is a Certified Senior Advisor, a Certified Information and Referral Specialist in Aging, and an Options Counselor. She is a graduate of the 1999 Leadership Charlottesville Program, a member of the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association, and JABA’s representative to the Aging in Place Business Roundtable. Her health promotion work has been recognized by the C. Everett Koop National Health Award, American Public Health Association, and US Office of Minority Health.