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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Options Counseling

Options Counseling is an in depth conversation designed to educate consumers about the resources available in their community and help them explore/consider options for care and services. JABA's Options Counselors link individuals and their caregivers with vital services, which serve the best interest and well-being of each individual to ensure that older adults have the access to the care they need. Initial consultation is free. Fees for services vary and are based on income. Any adult 60 years of age or more qualifies for the program. Request for an Options Counselor may be made by the prospective client, the client's family, or any individual or agency acting on the client's behalf involving the following steps:

          • Screening to determine the exact needs.

          • Developing a plan of care specifically tailored for each person.

          • Coordinating the plan of care.

          • Evaluating the results and adjusting the care plan to meet the changing


          • Provision of services, both in-house and through community referrals

            take place according to the assessment, and is continued through

            ongoing evaluation of the client's progress.

          • Options Counseling is intended to assist the client in obtaining and

            maintaining optimum functioning in the least restrictive environment

            while respecting the client's right to self-determination.

          • A process of assessment, planning, facilitation, and advocacy for

            options and services to meet an individual's needs through available

            resources to promote positive outcomes.

For more information on choosing the right options for you, please contact Jessica Cfizarri, JABA's Resource Counselor contact one of JABA's Options Counselors near you.

JABA's Options Counselors

Albemarle County: Padma Ball, 434-823-7211

City of Charlottesville: 434-260-8713

Fluvanna County: Sunny Leporati, 434-842-1033

Greene County: Dottie Scott, 434-985-2047

Louisa County: Sunny Leporati, 540-967-4428 or Susan Carter, 540-967-4429

Nelson County: Frances Mitchell, 434-260-8771, x501



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