GIVING BACK PAYS: JABA volunteers now earn a tuition discount at OLLI-UVa

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JABA volunteers now earn a tuition discount at OLLI at UVa

Charlottesville, VA — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVa and JABA are pleased to announce a new partnership. As of January 1, 2010, OLLI members who provide 30 hours of documented volunteer service through JABA in a calendar year will receive a $25 tuition discount on an OLLI class.  “This is a way to say ‘thank you’ for service to our community and to give people an opportunity to participate in one of OLLI’s excellent classes,” says Martha Williams, JABA’s Manager of Volunteer Services.

In addition, JABA volunteers who are new to OLLI classes will receive a free OLLI course after completing 30 hours of service to encourage their ongoing participation in this open learning environment.

To learn more about the varied volunteer opportunities, please contact Martha at: or 434-817-5245.

About OLLI

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia brings together people from various backgrounds who share a common interest in learning and intellectual stimulation. Formed in association with the University of Virginia in 2001, the Institute was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s own deeply held belief in, and practice of, education as a lifelong enterprise which invigorates the mind and enriches life. For more information, as well as a complete course listing, visit

About JABA

JABA (the Jefferson Area Board for Aging) serves the city of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. JABA cares about all aspects of senior and intergenerational welfare.  The nonprofit organization works to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.

For information on JABA and answers to other aging related questions, contact JABA at (434) 817-5222 or visit the Web site

Via JABA Press Release, 1/25/09