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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Adult Care Centers

JABA offers a fun, caring and safe environment for any adult (18 years +) who needs assistance with daily health or personal care activities. Participants ─ at both our Hillsdale and Louisa locations ─ choose from a variety of social and recreational programs. We specialize in the care of adults with dementia.

Much like the activities at our area Community Centers, which are best suited to independent adults who seek companionship, we sing, move to music, walk, garden, play bingo and word games, dance, play balloon ball, and arrange flowers. Young children from local schools join center members in activities, which makes it fun for everyone. Some members choose to sit quietly with a friend, or read and discuss current events. Every day, a hot, fresh lunch — incorporating local foods whenever possible — and two healthy snacks are served. Special diet supplements are always available.

Our goal is to keep families together and to prevent or delay institutionalization.

Guided by the specific needs of a personalized care plan, JABA nurses monitor health, administer medication, and oversee specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care. JAUNT and other specialized transit come directly to our doors.

JABA accepts Medicaid, private, long-term care insurance, veteran benefits and private pay. Scholarships are available. The Center receives scholarship support from local governments and individual donors for this program.

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