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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Job Opportunities

Although one of JABA’s values is to promote from within, that is not always an option. We are always interested in hearing from bright, caring individuals who believe they have something to offer when a position becomes available.

For more information or to apply for the listed positions, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources, JABA
674 Hillsdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Or send an e-mail to Jennifer Bivens Manager of Human Resources.

Job TitleDepartmentBasic Job Function
Esmont Center Manager Recognized as an effective, positive community leader and JABA representative, the Center Manager is responsible for promoting the Esmont Community Center and recruiting new participants. The manager supervises the operation of congregate meals; health promotion and disease prevention programming; and contributes as a proactive team member within JABA. Requires an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation, the Arts, Occupational Therapy, or other relevant field, or equivalent work experience. Prefer prior experience in activity development, team facilitation, and work with the elderly or handicapped. Computer skills are required and strong communication and community partnership building skills to conduct intergenerational programs. Hours are 15 per week (Tu & Thur). To apply, please send resume to edaidone@jabacares.org or mail to JABA, 674 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901. EOE.