March, 2016

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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 2016!

2016 DACCS Officers

President – Earl Reynolds
Vice President – Pat Daniels
Secretary – Tytiana Dennis
Treasurer – Clem Oliver
Newsletter – J. Adama Vacanti
Communication & Public Relations Representative - Brooke Saunders
Members at Large - Nicole Crews, Brooke Saunders

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Danville Area Council of Community Services (DACCS) Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA

Kim Balderidge
Cancer Screening and Awareness
Danville Cancer Association

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  • DACCS NEW QUARTERLY MEETINGS
    • January 22, 2016 - canceled
    • February 26, 2016
    • April 22, 2016
    • July 22, 2016
    • October 28, 2016
  • THE GREEN BOOK IS PUBLISHED ONLINE @ www.daccs.org!
  • THE ONLINE GREEN BOOK WILL BE UPDATED QUARTERLY.
  • WITH THE ONLINE GREEN BOOK YOU WILL ABLE TO:
    • DOWNLOAD IN PDF
    • VIEW IT ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
    • PRINT IT
    • SEARCH THE ENTIRE BOOK
    • SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.)
    • SEND THROUGH EMAIL
    • ADD BOOKMARKS, NOTES, AND HIGHLIGHT ONLINE (viewable only by the one that adds them)
    • YOU'RE JUST A CLICK AWAY FROM WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING @ www.daccs.org
    SUBMIT ANY CHANGES VIA THE CHANGE REQUEST FORM.

    THE GREEN BOOK in paper
    IS READY!

REMINDER: IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR
FREE
GREEN BOOKS,YOUR DUES FOR
2016 MUST BE PAID !

Two free books for individual members
Five free books for organizations

Pick-up Locations:

  • Virginia Department of Veterans Services
  • Danville Social Security Office
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area

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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 Pat Daniels or 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: J. Adama Vacanti 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 2016 or please contact J. Adama Vacanti or  Pat Daniels

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

The World Health Organization held the first World Health Assembly in 1948, and, beginning in 1950, every year on April 7 the world comes together to observe World Health Day. Each year, World Health Day focuses on a particular subject of interest to global health.

At Social Security, we focus on people’s health every day. Specifically, we provide benefits for people with disabilities. To help expedite the disability process, we recently announced the addition of 25 new Compassionate Allowances conditions. These new conditions include twelve cancers, such as prostate cancer, as well as disorders that affect the digestive, neurological, immune, and multiple body systems.

The Compassionate Allowances program expedites disability decisions for Americans with the most serious disabilities to ensure that they receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months. By incorporating cutting-edge technology, the agency can identify potential Compassionate Allowances and quickly make decisions. To date, we have approved almost 200,000 people with severe disabilities through this fast-track disability process. 

“We are dedicated to providing vulnerable Americans with faster access to disability benefits through our Compassionate Allowances program,” Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said recently. “Social Security disability benefits are a vital lifeline for individuals who are facing severe diseases and we must ensure that they receive the benefits they rightly deserve.” 

While Social Security joins individuals, groups and organizations around the globe to observe World Health Day on April 7, we work all year round to help Americans with health issues live a healthier life. In addition to cash benefits, beneficiaries obtain Medicare coverage after 24 months, a vital element in preserving an individual’s health and, in the long run, world health.

Learn more about disability benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability.

For more information on the Compassionate Allowances program, including a list of all qualifying conditions, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances.

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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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Ballou Happenings!

Spring has sprung and we have some exciting trips planned just for you.

Thursday, April 14th
Guided Tour of the Rockwell Exhibit
Taubman Museum of Art
Roanoke, Virginia

Join us on a guided tour of the exhibit, “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell”, featuring the original works of one of the most popular American artists of the past century. Rockwell’s career spanned 65 years. His art chronicled our changing society and many of his beloved works have become icons of American culture. The exhibition includes well known images such as the Girl at Mirror (1954), Going and Coming (1974) and, of course, the iconic Saturday Evening Post covers as well as other photographs and detailed drawings.

We are pleased and fortunate to have as our guide Lee Sanstead, lecturer, art historian, renowned tour guide, and host of an art history series for the Travel Channel. He will share with you his fascination with Rockwell’s paintings as he offers a reflection of the artist’s life and work.

Cost $42 - Call (434) 799-5216 now to reserve your seat. Space is limited.

9:30 a.m. Depart Ballou Recreation Center—Van
11 a.m. Lunch (Cost on your own)
1 p.m. Guided Museum Tour
5 p.m. Return to Ballou Recreation Center

 

 

Saturday, April 16
Hometown Tours
Church Tour

Explore the different roles churches have played in Danville in political and social movements and how it has shaped our civic life on this insider’s tour of our historic churches.

Cost $8, includes van transportation
No fee for History United Members
Lunch Cost is on your own
10:00 a.m. Depart Ballou Recreation Center
3:00 p.m. Return to Ballou Recreation Center
 


Saturday, May 14th
Trip to Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Virginia

Visit this national treasure which ranks as the second most visited cemetery in the nation, second only to Arlington National Cemetery. Hollywood Cemetery is so popular it hosts numerous visitors from around the world. Enjoy a walk on the many winding paths and revel in the natural scenic views and architectural beauty of the sprawling 135 acres which also features breathtaking views of the James River. You will be on a guided tour of the final resting place of two (2) past Presidents, several Virginia Governors, Supreme Court justices and Confederate officers and soldiers, plus many other notable historical figures.

Cost $50 – Call 434-799-5216 to register and reserve your seat!
Bus departs Kmart Parking Lot (Riverside Drive) at 7:00am
Return to Danville by 7:30pm
Lunch cost is on your own

CALL FOR DETAILS -
***This September travel with Ballou Recreation Center’s “Seniors on the Move”***
Chincoteague, VA & Assateague, MD.
September 19th thru 22nd
Don’t miss this exciting 4 day and 3 night trip to this beautiful island paradise that draws over one million visitors each year!

Call 434-799-5216 to register and to get more information on these and other activities taking place at Ball

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2016.

GREEN BOOK UPDATE!

REMEMBER THE GREEN BOOK IS
ONLINE WITH CURRENT
INFORMATION.

CHECK US OUT @ The Green Book

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

Go to the Change Request form and submit your changes.

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

Click her to pay.