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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Life Long Learning

JABA believes that adults who continue to learn as they grow older are among the most content in later life. Resources for continued learning range from the simple act of reading to participating in seminars, retreats and classes. It may also include sharing talents, experience and skills through volunteer work; exploring new interests; engaging in intellectual and cultural pursuits and socializing with others — of all ages — who share similar interests.

JABA recommends the many opportunities for continuous learning offered through Osher Life Long Learning (OLLI).

To encourage JABA Volunteers to explore the wonderful courses offered through OLLI, any volunteer who is new to OLLI will receive a free course. In addition any volunteer who provides 30 hours of documented community service will receive a $25 discount on the OLLI tuition for subsequent courses. For more information on how to take advantage of this great offer, contact Martha Williams, JABA's Manager of Volunteer Services at 434-817-5245.

The mission of OLLI is to offer to its members learning opportunities in a stimulating environment in which older adults can:

  • share their talents, experiences and skills

  • explore new interests

  • discover and develop latent abilities

  • engage in intellectual and cultural pursuits

  • socialize with others of similar interests

We encourage you to explore the OLLI Website (http://www.virginia.edu/olliuva/) for classes that appeal to you.

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Learning Gets Better with Age