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April, 2012

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Thank you for your newsletter information. 

REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR NEWS ITEMS NO LATER THAN THE 10TH OF EVERY MONTH!

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!

2012 DACCS Officers

President – J. Adama Vacanti
Vice President – Nicole Crews
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Bernice Gammon
Alternative Treasurer - Melinda Dalton
Newsletter – Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Earl B. Reynolds Jr, Van Avery, Pat Daniel
Past President – Pattie DeShazor

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DACCS Meeting
Friday, April 27, 2012
 
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Gary Pritchett

FIRST Tee

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DACCS Announcements!
May Meeting
Friday, May 25, 2012 

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

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 10th of each month.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2013 please contact Mrs. Pattie Deshazor

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HELP MOM SAVE $4,000 A YEAR
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

Given the current economic climate, buying a nice gift for Mother’s Day may be more difficult than in years past. But people across the nation are discovering that the best gifts are often free.

This Mother’s Day, you can show Mom how to save an estimated $4,000 a year on her Medicare prescription drug costs. Here’s how.

If your mother is covered by Medicare and has limited income and resources, she may be eligible for Extra Help — available through Social Security — to pay part of her monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To figure out whether your mother is eligible, Social Security needs to know her income and the value of her savings, investments and real estate (other than the home she lives in). To qualify for the extra help, she must be receiving Medicare and have:

  • Income limited to $16,335 for an individual or $22,065 for a married couple living together. Even if her annual income is higher, she still may be able to get some help with monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. Some examples where income may be higher include if she and, if married, her husband:
    • Support other family members who live with them;
    • Have earnings from work; or
    • Live in Alaska or Hawaii.
  • Resources limited to $13,070 for an individual or $26,120 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds. We do not count her house or car as resources.

Social Security has an easy-to-use online application that you can help complete for your mom. You can find it at www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. To apply by phone or have an application mailed to you, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). Or go to the nearest Social Security office.

To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plans and special enrollment periods, visit www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY 1-877-486-2048).

Mom will be grateful when you give her a useful gift this year: help her save an estimated $4,000 a year on Medicare prescription drugs. It won’t cost you anything more than a little bit of quality time with her — something you and Mom both want anyway. These rules apply to Dad as well, so plan ahead for your Father’s Day gift too.

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The Pittsylvania County Health Department is now offering a program called Every Woman’s Life for the both the City and County. See brief description below and visit their website for more information.

Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program that helps uninsured, low income women gain access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services. Screening and early detection reduces death rates, improves treatment options, and greatly increases survival. In some sites where EWL services are offered, women can also be screened for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose and also learn how to become more physically active, eat healthier foods, and stop smoking.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Saturday, April 14th there will be a “Stop the Violence Rally” at Moffett memorial from 11:00 to 5:00. This is a fun day designed for youth. For more information you can call: Dorothy at 688-7895.

Saturday, May 12th from 9:00- 1:00 the Boys and Girls Club along with local Law Enforcement will be hosting the Youth Athletic Games. There is no cost. Children 5 to 17 can participate. They will be awarding medals in the various age groups. Register at Danvilleareayouthathleticgames@gmail.com . There will be a D.J, Free T-shirt to first 200 entries, free meals. Event will be at the Boys and Girls Club.

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STRENGTHENING THE FAMILY

Strengthening Families Program - Sessions start Monday April 23, 2012 at West Main Baptist Church. The session will be on Monday and Tuesdays evenings From 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The program is for families with YOUTH AGES 6-12

The program offers FREE Meals and participants can earn a $100 PRE-PAID VISA CARD for their family if they have no more than one absence during the program.

Parents and Children must attend together.

Parents and youth strengthen family bonds through games, activities and discussions.

We provide childcare and transportation as needed.

For more information or to register call Jennifer Finney (434) 797-3981 Ext. 15

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A FREE program series for those concerned with Cancer Prevention

The Cancer Resource Center of Southern Virginia with the support of Danville’s Cancer Task Force, is pleased to offer the third and fourth programs in the free series on Tuesday, March 20 and Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30-1:00, at First Presbyterian Church, 937 Main Street, Danville. Ratia Kirby, MS Nutrition, Health Information Specialist with the Health Information Advocacy @ Your Library Program will speak on Nutrition: Myths & Facts in the two final programs in the series. These informative and fun programs have been so successful in S. Boston and Halifax; they are being presented throughout the Southside area. Do you know what is a nutritional myth and what is a fact? Come and find out. Please bring your lunch and a friend! Drinks and dessert are provided, and reservations are requested. Call to make a reservation 434-766-6650, Charlotte Litzenberg or Melanie Vaughan, or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu.

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Thank You Danville and Pittsylvania County Big Brothers Big Sister Bowl For Kids’ Sake a Huge Success

Thank you, Danville and Pittsylvania County! Big Brothers Big Sisters major fundraiser, Bowl For Kids’ Sake, on March 24 was a huge success, raising almost $35,000 of our $45,000 goal. Why do we need to raise so much money if we are a volunteer organization? It costs more than $800 a year to sustain one mentoring match and all the money raised stays in our community to support our Big/Little matches. If you were unable to attend, you can still participate by making a donation. Go to www.biglittledanville.org for an online donation or send your check payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area to 308 Craghead St, Suite 104, Danville 24541. Do it today and help a child! For questions, call Melanie Vaughan, 434-710-2754.

  1. Pictures form the Bowl For Kids’ Sake Event: 
  2. Big Faith and Little Ca’Saiya waiting their turn to bowl.
  3. Bowl for Kids’ Sake Team filled all the lanes at Riverside Lanes, a new BBBS Partner. – 2 different pictures
  4. Serena Rigsby, a Big Brother Bigs Sister of Danville Area Board member and Team Captain shows off her BFKS T-shirt.
  5. Jr. Wednesday Club, a committed BBBS Partner, registers Teams eager to bowl.

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Danville Area Humane Society

The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce that their E. Stuart James Grant Adoption Center officially opened on April 7th with an open house. This center has been planned for over ten years. It will not solve all of the problems of pet overpopulation in this area, but it will be a major step towards ending the euthanasia of adoptable pets because of lack of space.

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Keeping Well in Mind, Body and Spirit:

Keeping Well in Mind, Body and Spirit: A FREE program series for those concerned with Cancer Prevention and Survivorship.

The Cancer Resource Center of Southern Virginia with the support of Danville’s Cancer Task Force, is pleased to offer the final program in the free series on Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30-1:00, at First Presbyterian Church, 937 Main Street, Danville. Ratia Kirby, MS Nutrition, Health Information Specialist with the Health Information Advocacy @ Your Library Program will speak on Nutrition: Myths & Facts II. Come prepared to learn how to perform a recipe remix through hands-on experience. Ratia’s informative and fun Nutrition programs have been so successful in S. Boston and Halifax; they are being presented throughout the Southside area. Do you know what is a nutritional myth and what is a fact? Come and find out. Lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided courtesy of Humana. Plan to attend and bring a friend! Call to make a reservation 434-766-6650, Charlotte Litzenberg or Melanie Vaughan, or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu. The next Free program series will begin in July.

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We will have 5 questions each month. The answers will be in next months newsletter

*GWHS(George Washington High School)

  1. What former teacher at GWHS was known as Abe Lincoln?
  2. What did J. T. Christopher teach before he became principal of (GWHS)?
  3. Name the GWHS basketball coach who won the state championship the year he retired?
  4. Which past GWHS football coach has a monument dedicated to him between the gym and tennis court?
  5. What was the GWHS mascot before 1970? What were the colors before 1970?

Last month's trivia!

  1. Where did Dr George W Dame hide $2,000.00 when the Federal troops took over Danville in 1865? - In the fireplace in a tin box amongst the half burned ashes
  2. What significance did Danville and the Sutherlin Mansion play in the last days of the Civil War? - Served as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy
  3. What monument was placed in the Green Hill Cemetery in 1878? - The Confederate Soldier’s Monument
  4. Alfred S. Roe wrote a small booklet about his experience in Danville. What was so special about his stay here? - He was a POW in Danville during the Civil War
  5. During the Civil War what type of buildings in Danville were used as prisons for the Union Soldiers? - Tobacco Warehouses and Factories

Answers next month!