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April, 2014

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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 hope that you will come to hear all of the exciting speakers we have scheduled for 2014!

2014 DACCS Officers

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

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DACCS Meeting
APRIL 25, 2014
WENDI GOODS EVERSON
PROGRAM OFFICER
DANVILLE REGIONAL FOUNDATION


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DACCS Announcements!
May 2014

TO BE ANNOUNCED

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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 J. Adama Vacanti 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 2014 or please contact J. Adama Vacanti or  Clem Oliver

 

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

May 8 is National No Socks Day. It may be a good day to visit Social Security online at www.socialsecurity.gov, because we have some online services that will knock your socks off.

National No Socks Day is a day for celebrating the freedom of the foot. We encourage you to walk around your house barefoot all day and to take care of your business online. If you have Social Security business, it’ll be as easy as a barefoot walk in the park.

What can you do at www.socialsecurity.gov? Try these online services on for size.

Create an online my Social Security account, and you can use it to do all kinds of Social Security activities. During your working years, you can use my Social Security to view your Social Security Statement to check your earnings record and see estimates of the future retirement, disability and survivor benefits you and your family may receive. If you already get benefits, you can use my Social Security to get a proof of benefits letter, change your address or phone number on our records, start or change your direct deposit information and check your benefit and payment information. Get your feet wet at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Replace your lost or stolen Social Security card. Find out how at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

Apply for retirement benefits with an online application that you can complete and submit in as little as 15 minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline. Once you complete and submit the electronic application, in most cases, that’s it—no more papers to sign or documents to provide.

Apply for disability benefits with a secure, convenient online application available at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability.

Want to get a leg up on what Social Security can do for you? We have an entire library of free publications in both PDF and audio format at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. You can read our publications on your computer, tablet or mobile device whenever it’s convenient for you.

As you’re wiggling your toes and barefooting around the house, you may just want to do some fun things online. We’ve got those, too. For example, read about the most popular baby names of the year, decade or century at www.socialsecurity.gov/ babynames. You can even plug in your birth year to see where your name stands.

Brush up on your Social Security history with videos, articles and games at www.socialsecurity.gov/history.

You can do business with us over the Internet on any day—not just National No Socks Day. But if you do, be careful—our online services are likely to knock your socks off any time you visit www.socialsecurity.gov.

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Emeritus Senior Living

10,000 Meals in 60 Days

In celebration of National Food Month, we’re helping improve the nutrition of 10,000 seniors across the country. In April and May, we’ll be visiting seniors, many of whom live alone, and bringing them nutritious, home-cooked meals. We’ll also provide a friendly face and some good conversation to ensure they are able to get the nutrition they need every day.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, nearly one in 10 seniors in America suffers from poor nutrition. This can exacerbate problems already common among seniors, including depression, improper healing, and a depressed immune system.

Our goal at Emeritus is to ensure that seniors are living “Safely Somewhere,” whether they are being cared for at an Emeritus community, another senior living environment, or at home. The very cornerstone of a safe and secure environment is ensuring people are getting the proper nutrition they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life.

If you know of a senior who could use a nutritious meal and some good company, please contact Emeritus At Danville here

 

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ATTENTION VETERANS

If your DD214 has been lost, misplaced or destroyed, we can order a copy for you at no charge. Come by our office for assistance.
Vietnam veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. For a list of these diseases or to discuss eligibility and the application process, please come by our office.

Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
139A Deer Run Road
Danville, VA  24540

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Dr. Keith Robinson, Danville Dermatologist will present:
It’s Just a Mole! A brief discussion regarding suspicious skin lesions

Could it be cancer? More than 3.25 million people develop skin cancer each year . Dr. Keith Robinson is a surgical dermatology specialist practicing at Complexions Dermatology in Danville. His practice includes surgical, medical and cosmetic services. He will be presenting a free dynamic and interactive program, It’s Just a Mole! A brief discussion regarding suspicious skin lesions, on Tuesday, April 22, from 11:30-1:00, at Ballou Recreation Center, lower level, at the corner of West Main and Park Avenue, Danville. In this program Dr. Robinson will focus on lowering your risk, detection, treatment and cure. He will also answer questions from audience members. “One out of every five people gets skin Cancer. It is important that people know the facts,” says Dr. Robinson. It is on Tuesday, April 22, from 11:30-1:00, at Ballou Recreation Center, lower level, Danville. The program is part of the popular free Keeping Well in Mind, Body & Spirit Series for those concerned with cancer prevention and survivorship, and is open to the entire community. Everyone can benefit from the presentation. It is brought to the Dan River Region by the Cancer Resource Center of Southern Virginia in partnership with Danville Parks & Recreation, and with the support of Danville's Cancer Task Force. Please being your lunch and a friend! Drinks and dessert are provided. Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance for $6.00. Call the Cancer Resource Center to make a reservation, 434-766-6650, or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu .


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DACCS SURVEY QUESTIONS

As we all know, most agencies and facilities are suffering from a staff shortage and therefore are reluctant to allow their employees extra time to attend outside community activities.

DACCS continues to be a platform for Non-profit, Federal, City and State employees to meet and network. In order to make it more convenient for all members to attend the meetings on a consistent basis we are considering changing the frequency of the DACCS meeting. The DACCS newsletter will continue to be published on a monthly basis.

Please visit www.daccs.org, click “contact us” or write j.adama.vacanti@ssa.gov and submit your choice of the following meeting times for the Danville Area Council of Community Services In 2014.

  • Every three months

  • Every other month

  • Monthly

WE VALUE YOUR OPINION

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2014.

We are once again accepting your generous contributions towards the printing of the

GREEN BOOK!

IT IS UP TO YOU TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

GREEN BOOK UPDATE!

REMEMBER THE GREEN BOOK IS
ONLINE WITH CURRENT
INFORMATION.

CHECK US OUT @ WWW.DACCS.ORG

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