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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Mary Williams Community Center

JABA’s Mary Williams Community Center welcomes individuals and families of all ages with a focus on independent adults over 60. Whether it’s for health related or current events discussions, arts and crafts, music, devotions, exercise programs, games or field trips, our Center offers a gathering place and opportunity for different generations to build valuable relationships.

Be on the lookout for upcoming classes and events by clicking on the links to the right for our monthly calendar or to join our Facebook page.

Join us for:
-Field Trips to local attractions and shopping
-Community gardening
-Tai Chi, Yoga and Meditation classes
-Nutritious and tasty lunch (donations accepted)
-Opportunities to build relationships between generations
-Health Screenings by an on-site nurse
-Health and community service presentations
-Musical performances and events
-Enriching arts & crafts activities including the Bags for Foster Children project
-FREE Jaunt rides to and from the center! (call for eligibility)
-Volunteer opportunities
-Fun, positive, social interaction and community

What do you enjoy?...Let us know and we can help to make it happen at the center! We would love it if you would come spend the day with us!

Mary Williams Community Center is now located at Jefferson School City Center:

Mary Williams Community Center (inside Jefferson School City Center)
Suite J
233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Open 9:30am-2:00pm (Monday-Thursday)

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Click on the Image for the Mary Williams Facebook Page
MWCC Monthly Calendar
MWCC Monthly Calendar
Making Sugar Free Cookie for Our Bake Sale
Making Sugar Free Cookie for Our Bake Sale
Kids Working with Our Members at Jefferson School City Center
Kids Working with Our Members at Jefferson School City Center
Art Classes Led by UVA Student
Art Classes Led by UVA Student