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.

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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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Vinegar Hill Cafe

Vinegar Hill Cafe is owned and managed by JABA and is located in the newly renovated Jefferson School City Center on 4th Street NW in Charlottesville. We serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday using seasonal local foods prepared fresh daily by our chef. We have Wi-Fi and plenty of free parking in the new garage at the Jefferson School. Have your meetings at the café-call ahead and we’ll reserve a table for your group. We also offer catering services, both on and off site, including business luncheons, dinners, weddings and parties.

Both the café and catering menu use local, natural, and wholesome foods. By sourcing local foods in our menus, Vinegar Hill Cafe reinforces JABA’s commitment to sustaining our local economy, preserving our environment, and providing the most nutritious meals possible.

Since revenues from Vinegar Hill Cafe Catering benefit our senior meals program, your money reaches far beyond a good meal for your event by helping provide good meals for an entire community. Tastes good to do the right thing!

You can reach us at vinegarhillcafe@jabacares.org or 434-245-5811.

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Vinegar Hill Cafe Menu
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Vinegar Hill Cafe Catering Menu
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