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Charlottesville Parks & 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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Studio Arthritis Exercise

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

SilverSneakers Pass

If you’re a group retiree, or part of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Health plan, you may be eligible for a SilverSneakers Membership at no cost! SilverSneakers membership also includes drop-in group fitness classes. Check your eligibility »

Senior Center, Inc.

Are you looking for a community center? A cultural center? A social, fitness, or civic center? You can find all of these at one convenient location—The Center! It’s got everything from tai chi to travel, painting to ping pong, poker to book club. Come and meet people. Learn to work your iPhone. Join a band. Try yoga or hiking. Volunteer. Have fun. The Center offers more than 100 programs every week in lifelong learning, the arts, fitness, recreation, travel, and volunteering for adults age 50 and better. Come find your center. Hours are Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am–8:30 pm and Sundays 1:00–5:00 pm. For more information visit or call (434) 974-7756. 491 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

City Nursing Homes/Adult Homes Activities

Charlottesville Parks & 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 10:00 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 674 Hillsdale Drive Charlottesville, VA 22902 and the phone number is (434) 987-8433.

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 * Bathing services * Beauty Salon The Adult Care Center facility is located at 674 Hillsdale Dr. Suite 9, Charlottesville, VA 22901 and the hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm . 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.