Daily Progress, June 24, 2018 - Marta Keane, CEO of the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, said the numbers reinforce what the group already knows: the increase in Albemarle seniors is slowing slightly, and growth in surrounding counties is continuing. “Some of those surrounding counties have......read more
May 25, 2018 -- NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - In an effort to better serve people in Nelson County, the Schuyler Baptist Church, the model for the fictional church in the TV series "The Waltons," will house a community senior center. The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) celebrated the......read more
May 8, 2018 - Toscano said with the growing elderly population, it is important to focus on these issues now. He also said that government cannot do it alone."We need to try to assist them. Government can do some of that and a lot of it has to happen in the community, so it's a nice......read more
The Dementia Care Coordination Program, a partnership between the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, the University of Virginia’s Memory and Aging Care Clinic and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, won the $2,000 third place “Best Practices” award from the......read more
Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to make enrich their communities. They’re......read more
Mountainside Senior Living's Administrator Sharon Britt on the recently aired CBS 60 Minutes feature on Alzheimer’s.
For those of you viewing this ongoing report from CBS/60 minutes it gives us a glimpse of what it is like to be a full time caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer disease. There is a reason they call it “the long goodbye”. I believe as I feel most do, that her husband went in to this......read more