Services for Seniors Living in the Charlottesville Area

Services for Seniors Living in the Charlottesville Area

We have an amazing selection of services for Seniors living in the Charlottesville area!

First of all, what are the available services for Seniors in our area? Perhaps you are living independently or are in assisted living. It is important to note that you have choices for in-home assistance, transportation, and healthcare resources. Also, while there are many free services, there are those that come with fees. Finally, depending upon your financial status, you should be able to find almost everything you need. 

Major Services

JABA

The first place to look into is JABA (Jefferson Area Board of Aging), which offers just about everything you can think of! This is because there are in-home care support and resources, senior centers, and transportation needs. Also, Mom’s Meals and Meals on Wheels are partners with JABA,  just to name a few. In addition, JABA helps with affordable housing, legal issues and counseling. Also, of important note, health, fitness, and dementia programs are also available. 

The Senior Center

Senior Center Logo
The Senior Center’s mission is to positively impact our community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement, creativity, and lifelong learning.

Another great place to explore is the Charlottesville Senior Center. It is not your everyday Senior Center, that’s for sure!  This is because it is a place of action, fun and caring. Also, it is a place for seniors to gather with their peers for exercise, for learning, for travel, and companionship. In addition, this Senior Center is a great place to begin when looking for all things “senior” in the Charlottesville area. Today the Center is located at 491 Hillsdale Drive. It is important to note that the Charlottesville Senior Center is in the midst of a fabulous change! This is because April 18, 2020 is the date for the Grand Opening of the brand new Senior Center at Belvadere. This new location is off of Rio Road, in the Belvadere Neighborhood area, with great access to all suroundings of the Charlottesville area.

Even More Exciting News! In addition, the new center will include an ACAC fitness center and a Sentara Martha Jefferson primary care clinic. The clinic will be open to all but focusing on Seniors. Certainly, seems like this is going to be one fabulous center to have so many amenities in one place!

Health Care Resources:

First of all, there is a growing number of in-home care and support services available in the Charlottesville and surrounding communities. They support those who wish to age-in-place:
 JABA
Visiting Angels

Senior Helpers
FirstLight Home Care
Home Instead
BrightStar Care Charlottesville
AT Home Care
Commonwise Home Care
Care Advantage, Inc.
Care Is There
Medi Home Health
Sentara Home Care Services
UVA Continuum Health Care

Hospitals, Primary Care Facilities and Outpatient Services:

University of Virginia Health Systems:

Access to great medical services naturally ranks high on the list of amenities for which Seniors are looking in their communities. The University of Virginia Medical Center, located in the heart of the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, is an award-winning hospital. The services specifically for seniors include a joint venture between the UVA Health System , Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) and Riverside Health System. Together, they create the Charlottesville-area Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)Charlottesville PACE is an option for receiving long-term care without moving to a nursing home. In addition, the service area includes Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Greene and Louisa.  Also, UVA offers satellite Primary Care facilities throughout the region, including  Lake Monticello Primary CareZion Crossroads Primary and Specialty Care, and Primary Care Riverside (at Forest Lakes), to name just a few.

Sentara Healthcare Systems:

view of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital with spring tulips
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

We are so lucky to have a second community hospital, because it is part of Sentara Healthcare , one of the most progressive and integrated healthcare organizations in the country! Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is located at Pantops surrounded by a huge complex of facilities and doctors’ offices. Recently, ACAC (Atlantic Coast Athletic Clubs of VA) just opened a new facility inside the Sentara Martha  Jefferson Sports Medicine Clinic. It is noteworthy to know there is a variety of rehabilitation and treatment programs along with website posts regarding health issues.  

Furthermore, on the north side of Charlottesville along Proffit Road is a wonderful outpatient facility, Sentara Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center. This center offers Family Medicine, Emergency, and many other services.

About Martha Jefferson Senior Services

Please visit here for more detailed information: Sentara Martha Jefferson Senior Services

Directly from their website: ” Sentara Martha Jefferson Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy has a comprehensive program for seniors that includes a variety of services. Our physical and occupational therapists work to develop an individualized program to meet specific goals, maximize function and minimize the risk of future injury.  A geriatric certified physical therapist is on staff providing specialized assessment and treatment for seniors.

Senior care services include the following:
  • Orthopedic care
  • Total joint surgery rehabilitation
  • Fall prevention
  • Balance retraining
  • Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis treatment
  • Gait and functional mobility training
  • Instruction in home safety
  • Splinting for arthritic joints
  • Cognitive therapy

Also very noteworthy: Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital also has the only Charlottesville Certified Aging-in Place Specialist (CAPS). The CAPS Specialist consults with individuals, builders and architects for home modifications for safe, independent living.”

Other Information:

We found a few other articles about services for Seniors living in the Charlottesville area that we would like to share with you:
The Independence: Community Resources for Charlottesville Area Seniors 
City of Charlottesville Programs for Seniors

Also, please visit all of our posts with helpful information for Seniors:

Downsizing Considerations for Seniors

Thoughts for A Retiring Single Senior

Ways to Volunteer for Seniors

Looking for Housing?

For more information about housing and Senior Living in the Charlottesville area, please see our post:
Senior Living in the Charlottesville VA 

More information for Seniors:

Search Available Charlottesville Area Homes for Sale

If you or a family member are interested in learning more about all Senior housing options, from single family homes with main level bedrooms to assisted living, I would love to meet with you or speak with you anytime!

Virginia Gardner Charlottesville Area Senior Real Estate Specialist 434-981-0871

Call (434) 981-0871 or Email Virginia