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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Community Centers

JABA offers a choice of seven Community Centers in Central Virginia including the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson and Louisa. The Centers welcome individuals and families of all ages with a focus on independent adults over 60. Whether it's for health related or current events discussions, crafts, sewing, gardening, exercise programs, computer classes, games or field trips, our Centers offer a gathering place for daily socialization. We also serve a hot, freshly prepared lunch, which incorporates local foods when available.

Our goal is to continue to offer more and more intergenerational programs, providing an opportunity for people of different generations to interact and learn from one another. University of Virginia medical students visit our Centers to socialize and provide clinical services and health education talks to our clients. Local elementary, middle school and high school students visit to play games, sing, and make crafts with adults who attend the Center. And adults, young adults and children often work together to provide community service to meet a community need.

JABA promotes activities that keep all generations growing and healthy. Together.

Regular attendance benefits clients as they are exposed to the broad range of health-related and therapeutic programming. The JABA nursing staff is present at the center to conduct health screenings, as part of JABA’s Health Services.

Participants at JABA Community Centers can easily transition to one of our two Adult Care Centers, should the need arise.

  • Community Centers Locations and Hours »

    Centers with a also offer home delivered meals. To find out more, call 434-817-5222 or the JABA Community Center nearest you.



    • Esmont Community Center [Map/Directions by Google]
    • 7302 Porters Road
    • Esmont, VA 22937
    • 434-286-3100
    • Open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Tuesday & Thursday)

    Fluvanna County

    • Fluvanna Community Center [Map/Directions by Google]
    • Route15
    • Fork Union, VA 23055
    • 434-842-3693
    • Open 10:00 am — 2:00 pm (Wednesday)

    Greene County

    • Greene County Community Center [Map/Directions by Google]
    • 222 Main Stree, Suite 100
    • Stanardsville, VA 22973
    • 434-985-2047
    • Open 8:00 am — 12:00 pm (Tuesday & Wednesday)


    Louisa County

    • Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center [Map/Directions by Google]
    • 522 Industrial Drive
    • Louisa, VA 23093
    • 540-967-4433
    • Open 9:00 am — 2:00 pm (Tuesday − Thursday)

    Nelson County

    • Nelson Community Center [Map/Directions by Google]
    • 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway
    • Lovingston, VA 22949
    • 434-260-8772
    • Open 9:00 am — 2:00 pm (Monday & Tuesday)


    • Scottsville Community Center [Map/Directions by Google]
    • 250 Page Street
    • Scottsville, VA 24590
    • 434-286-6890
    • Open 10:00 am — 2:00 pm (Wednesday)

    JABA receives support from local jurisdictions for this program.

Walmart is a Supporter of Congregate Meals at our Community Centers
Walmart is a Supporter of Congregate Meals at our Community Centers
Enjoy JABA Community Centers
Enjoy JABA Community Centers
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