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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JABA offers a choice of eight locations throughout Region Ten in Central Virginia for independent adults over 60 who want to join other adults for fellowship and fun. Whether it’s for health related discussion, crafts, gardening, exercise programs, or field trips, our Community Centers offer a safe gathering place for daily interaction. We also serve a hot, freshly prepared lunch, which incorporates local foods when available.


Welcome to the Mary Williams Community Center web page. See this months calendar and newsletter on the right side of the page.


Shining Star Pre-School is the early childhood option that brings generations together. With locations in Charlottesville and Louisa, children 2 1/2 to 5 years old have the added benefit of elder buddies with whom they eat, play and learn. The unconditional love that flows between these generations is a delight to behold.

Twice Is Nice is a JABA-owned thrift boutique that helps support Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. Located in Charlottesville’s Preston Plaza (923 Preston Avenue) near Integral Yoga, it is a happy surprise for the value conscious shopper. Open and breezy, it’s easy put your hands on great finds including men’s and women’s apparel, treasures for the home, jewelry, accessories and more. Monday through Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Telephone: 434-293-8319