June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month nationally. This month was chosen because in June 1969 there was an “uprising” at the Stonewall Inn in NY, that sparked a liberation movement.
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the celebration of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme focuses on how older adults can age in their communities…
According to an AARP study in 2019, 69% of unpaid caregivers in Virginia reported they were stressed emotionally and 70% reported they were stressed physically.
Mary Washington grew up in Charlottesville and wanted to be a nurse. Because she was Black she couldn’t attend school here to become one, so she had to move away to fulfill that ambition.
Established research links animal-assisted therapy to improvements in mood and the quality of life for seniors, including those with dementia, but a growing amount of research is showing that robotic pets also provide the same kind of therapy.
Being a caregiver can be stressful. It can consume your life so much that you forget to take care of your own needs. Likewise, having to be cared for can be stressful, too. Accepting losses of independence, along with the fear that comes along with that, can lead to additional health problems and depression. That’s […]
This year’s National Family Caregivers Month theme encourages caregivers to celebrate the many passions that enrich their lives, and calls on us to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.
When First Lady Pamela Northam, Terry McAuliffe, candidate for governor, and his wife, Dorothy McAuliffe, visited JABA’s Shining Star Preschool recently they highlighted a program at JABA that many people, who may be familiar with the services we offer seniors, aren’t familiar with. Our preschool is just down the hall from our Adult Care Center […]
Hunger and malnourishment among seniors in America was a problem even before the pandemic. The American Academy of Family Physicians has reported that nearly 4 million seniors suffer from malnourishment…
Sponsored Content: At JABA Community Senior Centers across the area, one of the most important programming aspects involves interactions with community members and organizations. For instance, JABA has partnered with the UVA School of Architecture’s Center of Design and Health to study…