Thanks to JABA – our local “myth-busters” – for leading the way!

How exciting to see our own JABA rewarded with a grant and  praised on the USDA blog! JABA is truly leading the way in many different areas.  I have mentioned before that my favorite volunteer program is JABA’s Friends in School Helping (FISH).  Helping students learn is a wonderful way to keep your brain sharp while participating in an intergenerational effort.

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Deputy Secretary Merrigan announces funding for the Farmers Market Promotion Program at an event in Virginia

JABA offers many more opportunities to get involved in our local community.  Visit the JABA website ( for more information or keep up with the latest on Twitter (

How One Area Agency on Aging is Leading the Way

“The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) are myth-busters, plain and simple,” said Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan at a recent funding announcement held at JABA’s main office and Adult Daycare Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Deputy Secretary went on to say, “They show us all that you can utilize locally grown food for meals on a daily basis and actually improve the quality of nutrition for those participating in the daily meal delivery programs.”

USDA Blog » How One Area Agency on Aging is Leading the Way.