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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Local Food Initiative
As a leader in nutrition and food services for older adults, we realize the insecurities of the conventional food system. That reality, plus the increasing demand for local goods and services, is why JABA has become an active leader in developing a local food system. We believe this initiative will have widespread benefits throughout our district. Here is a compilation of efforts taken by JABA to enhance the vitality of community access to local foods.
Starting in 2007, JABA assembled a local food advisory board consisting of faculty and staff from UVA’s School of Architecture and Darden School of Business, Aramark Dining Services, local restaurant and grocery store owners, local politicians, Piedmont Environmental Council, Extension services, local farmers and others to help guide this initiative. We worked with local food groups in other regions such as the Shenandoah Valley, northern Piedmont, and southwestern areas of Virginia. JABA has obtained grant money to fund the projects and research of the advisory board.
The video below (New Math for New Communities) references JABA's work to create a viable local foods initiative.
- Contact JABA's Local Food Inititive Coordinator »
If you would like to learn more or become involved in the local food inititive, contact Judy Berger, JABA's Manager of Community Nutrition.
- The Value of Local Foods »
Listen to the Darden GreenPod, interviews with sustainability scholars and business leaders:
Visit the Sustainability@Darden web site:
- Meet The Farmer Video »
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- Institutional Meals Case Study : Resources »
Feel free to download the following (PDF) resource documents.
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