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Senior Services

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) provides services for seniors and their families, such as, urgently needed health care and nutrition programs, as well as intergenerational programs, that promote healthy aging in Central Virginia. JABA’s mission is to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.

Nelson Community Center

JABA’s Nelson Community Senior Center, (in the Nelson Community Center), is open for meals, activities, field trips and socializing on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A hot lunch is served on the days the center is open.  JABA’s Nelson Community Senior Center is staffed with a nurse, center manager, and one geriatric options counselor is available to visit as needed. The nurse, working closely with the clients, caregivers and primary physicians, provides screenings, monitoring of ongoing health conditions, prescription assistance and counseling, treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, and other services. Please call the Nelson Community Center at 434-260-8772  for clinic hours.

JABA’s geriatric options counselors can provide an assessment for seniors followed by assistance in locating resources from JABA or the community-at-large. These services assist in enabling clients to live independently for as long as possible. Examples of service include: the provision of home delivered meals, supplying Ensure, access to medical equipment, referrals to home health-care providers, and friendly visitors. The options counselors visit the center and make home visits, in addition to seeing clients in their offices.

JABA provides intergenerational volunteer opportunities, both at the center and in the community at large. JABA’s Volunteer program improves lives, strengthens the community, and fosters civic engagement. Please contact: JABA’S Volunteer Services for current opportunities that match your skills, interests and level of commitment.

Additional Resources

Jefferson Area Board for the Aging
Medical and Healthcare Services
Rehabilitation/ Physical Therapy
Transportation – JAUNT Bus
Senior Guidance

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging

Nelson County Community Senior Center
8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy.
Lovingston, VA 22949
Monday & Tuesday: 9am to 2pm

JABA Charlottesville
674 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 9
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Ryan School Apartments
Independent Living Community
105 Ryan Circle
Shipman, VA 22971

JABA Information & Referral Services

JABA Volunteer Services