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March, 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
MARCH 28, 2014
MELISSA NEFF GOULD
MARKET DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER


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DACCS Announcements!
APRIL 25, 2014
WENDI GOODS EVERSON
PROGRAM OFFICER

DANVILLE REGIONAL FOUNDATION

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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

If you’ve recently begun receiving Social Security benefits or plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax season: are Social Security benefits taxable?

The short answer is: sometimes.

Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addition to your Social Security benefits.

There is never a case when a person pays tax on more than 85 percent of his or her Social Security benefits, based on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. Now, let’s get down to the numbers.

If you file a federal tax return as an individual and your income is between $25,000 and $34,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits. If your income is more than $34,000, then up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

If you are married and you file a joint return, and you and your spouse have a combined income that is between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits. If your combined income is more than $44,000, then up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

Note that your “income” for the purpose of determining whether you must pay taxes on some of your Social Security benefits includes your adjusted gross income, your nontaxable interest, and one half of your Social Security benefits.

In January, you should have received a Social Security Benefit Statement showing the amount of benefits you received last year. You can use this statement, or SSA-1099, when completing your federal income tax return to find out whether some of your benefits are subject to federal income tax. If you didn’t receive yours, you can request one at www.socialsecurity.gov/1099.

So, are your Social Security benefits taxable? Maybe. To learn more, read page 14 of our booklet, Retirement Benefits, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs or visit www.irs.gov/  to obtain more detailed information on the subject.

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Emeritus Senior Living

Let us help your patient, client or resident in this very taxing time
Save $1040
No one really likes tax season and we are here to make it just a little easier for your patient, client or resident.

Not only will your patient, client or resident save $1040 but they'll also get the peace of mind knowing that they are residing in a senior living environment.

They will simply sign their lease (this is one document they won't mind signing) for their new Emeritus apartment by March 15 and they will receive the following benefits:
•        $1040 off their 2014 rent in 2014* and
•        Half off their move-in fee* and
And did you know assisted living costs may be eligible for a tax deduction**

Please contact Emeritus At Danville here to learn more about the many benefits we have to offer you or your loved one.
*Not available at all communities. Please contact your local community for details. $347.00 will be credited to your base rent in April, May and June of 2014. Excludes skilled nursing services. Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires March 15, 2014. Applicable to base rent only - level of care not included. **Emeritus Senior Living cannot provide tax advice. Please consult your personal tax advisor.

Did you know that if your patient, client or resident is a United States veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran, that they may qualify for benefits that can help with covering the costs of assisted living?

Contact Emeritus At Danville here.
Retirement Living   Assisted Living   Memory Care   Skilled Nursing

Copyright © 2013 , All rights reserved.
This advertisement is from Emeritus Senior Living.

Our mailing address is:

Emeritus Senior Living
3131 Elliott Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121

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In 2012, DRF created a fellowship program to cultivate the next generation of philanthropic & non-profit leaders in the Dan River Region. 

DRF is currently seeking three (3) exceptional, highly motivated recent graduates to work as junior program officers.  Each Fellow experience the unique opportunity to learn about philanthropy and take on the responsibility of working on one of the following projects under the supervision and guidance of Program staff. 

History United
Service Learning and Community Service
Raising the Region’s Profile

Attached is a complete job description outlining the position and describing each project. Please share this information with prospective candidates that may qualify.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014.  If you have questions, please feel free to email Wendi Goods Everson @ wgeverson@drfonline.org.

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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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March is Red Cross Month. For First Aid/CPR classes go to www.redcross.org click on ‘take a class’; to find out where the next blood drive will be held go to www.redcrossblood.org to set your appointment; to volunteer go to www.redcross.org/piedmontva click on volunteer and fill out the app; to make a donation to help with the local disaster relief fund you can go to www.redcross.org click on make a donation or you can mail to the local office at: American Red Cross, 2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 107, Danville, VA 24540; for Service to Armed Forces and other questions please call 434-836-2434.

Thanks.

Ralph Lawson, Community Chapter Executive
Piedmont Virginia Chapter

Phone 276-632-5127   Cell 434-709-0199
Fax 276-632-8529   www.redcross.org/piedmontva
ralph.lawson@redcross.org
1081 Spruce Street, Martinsville, VA 24112
103 Stonewall Court, P.O. Box 1313, Stuart, VA 24171
2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 107, Danville, VA 24540

Serving Cities of Martinsville & Danville
Serving Counties of Henry, Patrick, & Pittsylvania


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  • Saturday, March 15th, 2014 The Danville/ Pittsylvania Co. Scripps Spelling Bee will be located at Averett University’s Blount Chapel at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 15th, 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Fashion Show will be located at The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and will begin at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 29th, 2014 “A Hope To Dream” program cosponsored by WBTM, will begin at 10:00 a.m.

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 7th – 11th

Eat Out to Help Out – a fund raiser to benefit God’s Storehouse May 6th
Area restaurants will donate 10% of their sales to God’s Storehouse. List of participating restaurants will be posted at www.godsstorehouse.org and on God’s Storehouse Facebook page in the next few weeks.

Post Office “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive – May 10
Place non-perishables (no glass please) beside your mailbox for postal workers/volunteers to pick-up

Danville Backpacks program October 2013 through May 2014 – providing school children at a Danville city elementary school with food for the weekend.  Food and monetary donations accepted. Interested in volunteering. See www.godsstorehouse.org for details or contact Kelly Cossey at 793-3663

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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

DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IN THE GREEN BOOK?

Go To www.daccs.org, click on the Contact Us button and submit your changes.

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

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