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.”
Better with Age
Better with Age: A JABA Antique Appraisal and Fund Raising Event
The second annual Better with Age will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Last year’s event was a great success and we expect more excitement this year! Better with Age is part history lesson and part treasure hunt as expert appraisers provide you with information about your valued antiques and family heirlooms.
Admission includes one free appraisal, complimentary wine tasting, light appetizers and live piano jazz. Parking is free at the Omni. It’s a wonderful way to support JABA’s much-needed services in our community.
What’s New This Year?
Are you a fan of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow? Two of their guest appraisers, Ken Farmer and Matthew Quinn, will participate this year at Better with Age. Ken has been with Antiques Roadshow since it first aired in 1995. Matt appears on two PBS programs, Antiques Roadshow and Market Warriors. Meet Ken, Matt, and their team of expert appraisers from Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville. With Ken and Matthew on board, we’re expecting bigger attendance this year. To make everything run smoothly, we’re introducing timed-entry tickets. Once you’ve arrived, stay as long as you like.
When: Sunday, June 9, 2013 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Where : Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Advance Tickets: $25 per person, available until noon on Friday, June 7th. Tickets are timed-entry to encourage the smooth flow of people. Stay as long as you like.
1. Online (credit card required). Pick up your ticket(s) at the Better with Age registration desk during event hours at the Omni. Ticket(s) will not be mailed to you.
No online fees added!
2. JABA front desk, 674 Hillsdale Drive (cash only). Ticket(s) provided immediately upon payment.
At-door tickets are $35 per person. Additional items appraised for $10 each, to be handled at-door.
Other Things You Should Know
Photographs are acceptable and even recommended for fragile, valuable or heavy items. Please bring multiple photographs of the item from various angles.
Appraisals offered at Better with Age are not valid for insurance purposes. They are opinions of value offered by professional appraisers who are experts in their fields.
Please handle your valuables with care. JABA and the Omni Charlottesville Hotel are not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit or during the event.
Master of Ceremonies
LES SINCLAIR is returning for a second year as our Master of Ceremonies. Les describes himself as a husband, father, community member and problem solver. The “chief mobilizer” at GoMobileVirginia.com, Les is probably best known locally for his mid-day show on Lite Rock Z95.1 where he has been the on-air brand manager for the past 17 years.
Better with Age Appraisers
KEN FARMER is the president of Quinn & Farmer Auctions. His specialties include the appraisal and selling of American furniture and folk art, and sales of fine and decorative art. Ken is an antiques dealer, appraiser, licensed auctioneer and Virginia real estate broker. Since 1995, he has served as a guest appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, and has also appeared on PBS’s Market Warriors and the Oprah Winfrey show. Ken lectures frequently about antiques, auctions and collecting throughout the United States, and is a member of the Appraiser’s Association of America and the National Auctioneer’s Association. He also consults with collectors, museums and institutions regarding the appraisal, sale and purchase of antiques and fine art.
MATTHEW QUINN got his start in the antiques business scouring estate sales and antique stores with his parents. He joined the family business in 2001 and with his brother David has grown Quinn’s Auction Galleries into one of the finest auction houses serving the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Matt is a guest appraiser in pottery, porcelain and decorative arts on Antiques Roadshow and may also be seen on PBS’s new show Market Warriors. Matt’s media appearances include NBC’s Today Show, CNN, Forbes, and The New York Daily News. He has also been the focus of numerous articles in trade publications such as AntiqueWeek and Antiques & the Arts Weekly.
Better with Age Live Jazz
JIM WRAY‘s lifelong interest in the piano began when he was six years old. After retiring from a successful career as a physicist, Jim settled in Charlottesville and began playing jazz piano professionally. He performs solo and in small combo collaborations in many venues around central Virginia. Jim has collaborated with legendary jazz pianist Hod O’Brien in the 2x88 project (“dueling pianos”) and with percussionist Darrell Rose in the F.U.S.E. project.