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April, 2011


Thank you to all organizations for your logo item donations and your newsletter information. 
Keep them coming!

The Board is working hard to build up DACCS membership at the meetings. We know that you have a busy schedule but we are hoping you will be at as many meetings this year as possible!

2011 DACCS Officers

President – J. Adama Vacanti
Vice President – LaToiya Whipple
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Bernice Gammon
Membership – Amy Bracey
Newsletter – Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Debbie Flinn, Nicole Crews, Van Avery, Pat Danielse
Past President – Pattie DeShazor


DACCS Meeting
Friday, April 22, 2011

 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant


Speaker Mr. Gary Martin, Lending Manager/Mortgage Loan Officer
URW Community Federal Credit Union


DACCS Announcements!
April Meeting
Friday-April 22, 2011

Do you have news to share to put in the DACCS newsletter?
If so, please contact: Clem Oliver with your information.
All information is needed by the 2nd Friday of each month.

If you would like to be our Guest Speaker at one of the DACCS Meetings to discuss your organization, please see LaToiya Whipple for details. Your lunch will be provided.


Social Security Column
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

Public Service Recognition Week takes place from May 1 to May 7, 2011. We at Social Security appreciate the hard work and dedication of not only our own employees but all people who serve the American public.

Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a nationwide public education campaign honoring the men and women who serve our nation as Federal, State, county and local government employees — such as school teachers, police officers, and fire fighters — and who ensure that our government is the best in the world.

Recognition of public service goes back further than 1985. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy said, “Let the public service be a proud and lively career. And let every man and woman who works in any area of our national government, in any branch, at any level, be able to say with pride and with honor in future years: 'I served the United States Government in that hour of our nation's need.’

Social Security employees consider it a privilege to serve the American public. You only need to visit an office, call our toll-free number, or visit to see that when it comes to serving the public, we want to be the best.

A convenient service option for many Americans is our web site. For example, if you need to obtain general information about Social Security, apply for benefits, or get an estimate of your future benefits, visit us online at or go directly to our online services page at

You also can call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit your local Social Security office. If you’re not sure where the nearest office is located, just visit and select the “Social Security Office Locator” at the left side of the page.

Learn more about Social Security at


Danville Business Aims to Meet
Growing Needs of Seniors

A new business aimed at meeting the growing needs of area seniors has opened in Danville. Serving Pittsylvania County, Henry County, Danville and Martinsburg, Home Instead Senior Care® is an independently owned and operated company that is part of an international franchise network.

Owned by Sarita Nowlin, the local business helps seniors who want to remain safe in their homes as they age. The company’s CAREGivers, who are screened, trained, bonded and insured, provide companionship, assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and shopping services to help keep seniors independent.

“I opened this business, because I wanted an opportunity to give back to society,” Nowlin said. “I look forward to serving the families that need our services and offering employment to people in this community.”

Nowlin said the majority of seniors polled in recent industry surveys – typically 90 percent – say they want to remain in their homes as they age. Home Instead Senior Care® provides services to seniors wherever they might call home: private or rental residences, assisted-living facilities and care centers. 

“There are many seniors in our area who need a compassionate caregiver to assist and encourage them,” Nowlin said. “We have made it our mission to provide them with the care they need.”

Home Instead Senior Care is located at 363 Central Boulevard, Suite C, in Danville. For more information call 434-799-1110 or go online to the company’s website at

Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 900 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy and Puerto Rico. The Home Instead Senior Care network employs more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services – activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.

  • Chatham – 432-3271, ask for Candace or Jennifer
  • Gretna - 656-2579, ask for Pam
  • Mt. Hermon-835-0326, ask for Yvonne
  • Brosville, 685-1285, ask for Kim


Gretna Little Theatre Presents,
Friday, April 29, 2011 and Saturday, April 30, 2011
Dinner begins 6:30 p.m.
Play begins 7:15 p.m
Cost: $20 per Ticket
Held at Sacred Heart School

All proceeds to benefit local cancer patients through the Danville Cancer Association

Tickets available at following locations:

  • Danville Cancer Association - 2323 Riverside Drive
  • Gingerbread House - 1799 Memorial Drive
  • Karen's Hallmark Shop - Upper Level Piedmont Mall
  • Rippe's - 559 Main Street


Dues Paid

Virginia Department of The Veterans Administration
Abingdon Place
Cross Road Christian Counseling Center
Sarita Nowlin – Sarita Caring Heart, LLC