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March, 2013

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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 2013!

2013 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
Friday, March 22, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

James F. Bebeau, M.S., LPC
Executive Director
Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services

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DACCS Announcements! 
April Meeting
Friday, April 26, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Jennifer Finney
Strengthening Families

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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 2013 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

BEST WAYS TO DO BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

Many people save time by going online to take care of everyday tasks.  For example, they shop online to avoid going to crowded malls or stores.  They pay bills and check their account balances online to save a trip to the bank.

It’s true of Social Security business, too. You can save a lot of time by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov.

Here, you can handle much of your Social Security business quickly and securely from your home or office computer. At the Social Security website you can —

  • create a my Social Security account for quick access to your information;
  • get an instant, personalized estimate of your future Social Security benefits;
  • apply for retirement, disability, spouse’s, and Medicare benefits;
  • check the status of your benefit application;
  • change your address and phone number, if you receive monthly Social Security benefits;
  • sign-up for direct deposit of Social Security benefits;
  • use our benefit planners to help you better understand your Social Security options as you plan for your financial future;
  • request a replacement Medicare card; and
  • apply for Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs

Looking for more Social Security information? Go online to find out almost anything you need to know about the Social Security program. Information is available on subjects ranging from how to get a Social Security number for a newborn to returning to work while receiving disability benefits.

And since April 22 is Earth Day, here’s another tip: going online is good for the planet. It saves more than just your time — it also saves paper, emissions, and energy.

If you need to reach us by phone, you can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. We treat all calls confidentially. We can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. We can provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. (You can use our automated response system to tell us a new address or request a replacement Medicare card.) If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.

No matter how you choose to contact us, Social Security is here to assist you. We encourage you to give our website a try. You’ll get fast, convenient service by going to www.socialsecurity.gov.

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your DACCS dues for 2013.

This is the year we need to print the Green book, but this will not happen without you

We need almost $3000.00 to print the minimal amount of books and our Treasury has less than $1000.00.  We do not qualify for grants because we are not 501 3C. 
DACCS IS IN NEED OF DONATIONS TOWARDS THE PRINTING OF THE GREEN BOOK.
Every three years a new “Green Book” is printed, with the names and addresses of current facilities within the Danville and Pittsylvania County area. The Green Book is a useful resource and provides contact information within your reach 24/7.

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TOWARDS THE PRINTING OF THE GREEN BOOK IN 2013

Speak with

Bernice Gammon, Melinda Dalton, Nicole Crews or
J. Adama Vacanti at the next DACCS meeting or send an email to
Melinda Dalton @ Dalton2836@gmial.com
or  Bernice Gammom @ bcgammon@embarqmail.com

As of today, DACCS has received several donations from members in excess of their annual dues towards the printing of the Green book, thank you for your generosity.

COMING NEXT MONTH……

PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE USING PAYPAL OR ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD
ALSO PAY WITH A SUBSCRIPTION!

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Danville Cancer Association

Danville Cancer Association and The Danville Running and Fitness Club will hold the 4th Annual Bridge 2 Bridge 5K/10K Race at the Danville Community Market on April 13.  The event will include a 1-mile Fun Run for children 10 Years under at 9:00 a.m., a 5K walk and 5K and 10K runs at 9:30a.m.  For more information or to be mailed a registration form contact Danville Cancer Association 434-791-3227.  On-line Registration is available at http://www.danvillerunner.org./ until April 6. Proceeds from this event will be used to help with local area patients with cancer-related expenses. 

Danville Cancer Association is a local United Way agency that provides patient aid to cancer patients in our community. Additionally, DCA offers educational programs, literature and sponsors a monthly support group.  For more information about any of these services, call Cathy Love Payne, Patient Assistance Director at 434-791-3227.