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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Case Management

JABA’s Case Management staff link individuals and their caregivers with vital services, which serve the best interest and well-being of each individual.

Our case managers work throughout the City of Charlottesville and the five- county surrounding area to ensure that seniors have access to the care that 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 case management may be made by the prospective client, the client’s family, or any individual or agency acting on the client’s behalf. JABA's Case Management Department focuses on providing personalized services to senior individuals residing on our community.

● This process begins with screening and assessment of the client and their social environment.

● Provision of services, both in-house and through community referrals takes place according to assessment, and is continued through ongoing evaluation of the client's progress.

● Case Management 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.

  • Contact Case Management »

    Contact Jessica Cfizarri JABA’s Resource Counselor, in order to link you with the appropriate staff person. Direct calls to 434- 817-5253. See information regarding individual case managers below, under "Case Managers by Location".

  • About JABA’s Case Management Program »

    Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's needs through available resources and to promote outcomes which:

    • Respect a person’s individual choices
    • Focus on maintaining the least restrictive environment
    • Maximize an individual’s ability to remain independent
    • Support caregivers
    • Ensure changes are meaningful and sustainable

    The Case Management Department at JABA focuses on delivering personalized services to seniors to improve their care and involves the following steps:

    • Screening to determine the exact needs
    • Developing of 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 needs

    Case managers practice person centered care which involves developing a plan based on what is important to a senior and acting on these beliefs (wishes) in conjunction with their caregiver(s). This model enables individuals to increase their personal self-determination and improve their independence by directing their own services.

  • Case Managers by Location »

    Albemarle County

    Padma Ball
    Meadows Community Center
    5800 Meadows Drive
    Crozet, VA 22932
    Phone: 434- 823-7211
    Fax: 434-823-7211
    E-mail: (click here)
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:30 pm


    Geraldine Brooks
    Jefferson School City Center
    Suite J
    233 Fourth Street, NW
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    E-mail: (click here)
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Fluvanna County

    Mary Ellen Hasenfus
    Fork Union Community Center
    P. O. Box 444
    Fork Union, VA 23055
    Phone: 434-842-1033
    Work cell phone: 434-260-4764
    Fax: 434- 842-1032
    E-mail: (click here)
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

    Greene County

    Dottie Scott
    222 Main Street
    Stanardsville, VA 22973
    Phone: 434-985-2047
    FAX: 434-985-2869
    E-Mail: (click here)
    Office Hours: Monday 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Tuesday 8:30 am-5:00 pm; and Wednesday 8:30 am-5:00 pm

    Louisa County

    Mary Ellen Hasenfus
    Fork Union Community Center
    P. O. Box 444
    Fork Union, VA 23055
    Phone: 540-967-4428
    Work cell phone: 434-260-4764
    Fax: 434- 842-1032
    E-mail Mary Ellen Hasenfus: (click here)
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

    Susan Carter
    Phone: 540-967-4429
    Fax: 540-967-4452
    E-mail Susan Carter: (click here)
    Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am-4:00 pm; and Wednesday 8:30 am-1:30pm

    Nelson County

    Frances Mitchell
    P. O. Box 241
    Lovingston, VA 22949
    Phone: 434-263-6007 EXT 101
    Fax: 434-263-7153
    E-mail Frances Mitchell (click here)
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm


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