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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Designed as a clear vision for the future, the plan offers a guide for communities preparing for the doubling of the senior population forecast by the year 2020. The 2020 Plan represents a comprehensive integrated approach to aging issues, including both predictions about the challenges that will be faced and solutions to those problems with clear steps to implementation. The plan is a blueprint for JABA to lead our communities forward as they age.


JABA’s mission is to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages. JABA accomplishes this by working with community partners for the good of the entire community. To best understand JABA, it is necessary to understand its history, its business model and its wide scope of services and initiatives.


The mission of the Jefferson School Community Partnership is to create the Jefferson School Lifelong Learning Center.  The Jefferson School is in the heart of downtown Charlottesville, VA and will be renovated to house the Jefferson School Lifelong Learning Center.


Although one of JABA’s values is to promote from within, that is not always an option. We are always interested in hearing from bright, caring individuals who believe they have something to offer when a position becomes available.


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...


RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a convenient way to keep up with the JABA Press Room, press releases. Once you subscribe to this feed, information will be delivered to your computer's desktop automatically.


Learn about JABA as an organization, community partner, and keep up with the latest JABA press.


A complete directory of JABA staff members to help you get in touch with us.


JABA believes in sustaining natural resources for future generations. We also believe in sharing skills and experiences between generations. Our staff eco-Generation team works to “green” the operations of JABA, from our newsletter paper to our cleaning products. As a lens through which we view all of our work, environmental sustainability plays a key role in how and where we build senior housing, what our new building expansion will look like, and why we are pursuing local, healthier food for our senior meal programs. We know that what supports our elders also fosters a healthier community.


You’ve heard a lot of talk about the coming “crisis” related to the unparalleled aging of the U.S. population. Instead of being viewed as a problem, the aging of the population is actually opening up opportunities for people to think and act differently—forthe greater good—with regard to our human and natural resources...