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Charlottesville Recreation has special programs for senior citizens. For specific activities, email April Baber or call here at (434) 970-3261. Other agencies serving seniors are JABA, the Senior Center and the local Alzheimer’s Association. See below for contact numbers.

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Current Programs

Water Exercises For Seniors - click here 

Arthritis Land Exercise - Mondays year round from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center at 1000-A Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville.  Email April Baber or call her at (434) 970-3261 for details.  Free with Charlottesville Parks & Recreation access card.

Senior Center, Inc.
It’s Happening at the Senior Center, a multi-purpose membership organization for active adults age 50 and better! Currently offering over 100 programs and special events including educational workshops, fitness, socials, group and individual travel, plus volunteer opportunities, you’re sure to find something to challenge and enrich your active lifestyle! Hours are M & F 8:30am - 4:30 pm, Tues, Wed, & Thurs, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm and Sun, 2 – 6 pm. For more information visit or call (434) 974-7756. 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville.

City Nursing Homes/Adult Homes Activities
Charlottesville Recreation offers group recreation activities in various retirement and nursing homes. For information email April Baber or call her at (434) 970-3261.

JABA’s Mary Williams Community Center 
The center is open for meals, activities, field trips, classes, and socializing. The center operates Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM with a hot meal served for lunch on the days the center is open. In addition, home delivered meals and food bags are distributed out of the community center to elders in the area. JABA’s Mary Williams Community Center is staffed with a nurse, a center manager, an activity assistant, and a geriatric case manager is available to visit as needed. The center is located at 1512 E Market St in Charlottesville and the phone number is (434) 817-9424.

JABA’s Adult Care Center 
JABA offers a fun, caring, and safe environment for any adult who needs assistance with daily health or personal care activities. Guided by the specific needs of a personalized care plan, the certified staff in a fully licensed facility enables your loved one to remain at home longer. On-site Physician Services * Rehabilitation Services * Therapeutic Bath * Beauty Salon  The Adult Care Center facility is located at 674 Hillsdale Dr. in Charlottesville and the hours of operation are M-F 7 -5:30 & Sat 9 –3. Please call (434) 817-5235 for more information.

Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter- 434-973-6122
The first place to turn to for information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Call or visit the office at 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306 for referral to support groups, programs, Speaker’s Bureau or just to talk about your concerns. All services are free.