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May, 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, May 25, 2012
 
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Lisa Briggs

Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Healthy Families Program

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DACCS Announcements!
June Meeting
Friday, June 22, 2012 
Speaker 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 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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THIS FATHER’S DAY GIVE DAD SOME EXTRA HELP
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

You can probably think of a number of times when you asked your dad for a little extra help. Now, with Father’s Day right around the corner, is the perfect time to offer a little extra help for Dad. People across the nation are helping their dads save nearly $4,000 a year on the cost of Medicare prescription drugs. You can help your dad too — and it won’t cost you a dime.

The high cost of prescription medication can be a burden on fathers (or anyone) who have limited income and resources. But there is Extra Help — available through Social Security — that could pay part of his monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. That Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 a year.

To figure out whether your father is eligible, Social Security needs to know his income and the value of his savings, investments, and real estate (other than the home he lives in). To qualify for the Extra Help, he must be enrolled in Medicare and have:

  • Income limited to $16,755 for an individual or $22,695 for a married couple living together. Even if his annual income is higher, he 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 he or his spouse:
    • 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 his house and a car (if he has one) as resources.

Social Security has an easy-to-use online application that you can help complete for your dad. 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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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS!!COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friends book sale May 18-19

The Friends of the Library in Chatham will hold a gigantic book sale on May 18 and 19 in the Depot Annex, 330 Whitehead Street. That is on the site of the old Chatham Train Station. Parking will be between the station and the annex.

The Friends will begin selling books at 9 am on Friday and continue until 5 pm that evening. On Saturday morning, sales will begin at 9 and continue until 1 pm. No one will be admitted before 9 am.

The Friends have lots of books to sell, and many cases of books have been added since the last sale. They will be displayed for easy shopping. You won’t find a better bargain, and all proceeds benefit the library system’s programs.

Circulating Nooks!

Thanks to a grant from the library’s PPL Foundation, all library branches and the bookmobile soon will begin circulating Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch e-reading device. The e-readers will be circulated to patrons with a valid and fine-free library card and can be checked out for two weeks. “Many people would like the opportunity to try out an e-reader before pur-chase; this is a good opportunity to give it a ‘test drive,’” said Diane Adkins, library director. “It’s also a chance for us to circulate content to our patrons in another format. We are grateful to the Foundation for this pilot project grant.”

The Nooks will each have a variety of content loaded on them. If you are interested in trying out the e-reading experience, contact your local branch for more information.

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Sharing Services to Build a Stronger Nonprofit Organization

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and its partners the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg and Nonprofit Learning Point, invite you to explore how shared services are being used by organizations to create more efficiency in their operations.

This event is part of the Richmond Fed's nonprofit development series. Learn about the ways nonprofit organizations are incorporating strategies that help them operate successfully despite fewer resources.

There is no cost to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. 

WHEN
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9:00 AM  - 2:30 PM
Registration begins 8:30 AM

WHERE
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

For more information, contact Jen Giovannitti at Jen.Giovannitti@rich.frb.org or (804)697-8778.

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DANVILLE CANCER ASSOCIATION

DANVILLE CANCER ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 28TH AT THE STRATFORD CONFERENCE CENTER (149 OLD PINEY FOREST RD.) AT 7PM.  ALL LOCAL CANCER PATIENTS/SURVIVORS ARE WELCOME AND MAY BRING ONE GUEST WITH YOU.
DR. VESHANA RAMIAH WITH DANVILLE HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY AND DUKE MEDICAL CENTER WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER, AND WILL BE DISCUSSING NEWS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH AND TREATMENTS.
LOTS OF REFRESHMENTS AND LOTS OF GREAT DOOR PRIZES.  COME MEET OTHER SURVIVORS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area

Fun can make a world of difference for a child in your community. As a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can experience childhood again for a couple of hours a week. All you have to do is be a friend to a child in your community.

Everyone remembers someone special - a neighbor, professor, relative or friend - who broadened our horizons and brought a little magic into our lives. Maybe it was someone who taught you to throw a baseball or ride a bike; or maybe it was someone who helped you make the right decision when you needed direction.

Sharing every day experiences with a child is the premise on which Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area is based. We have been transforming lives since 1973, and have developed several successful programs proven to make a BIG difference in the life of a child.

Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community. We have several program options that fit your schedule and interests. We also offer a variety of agency-planned activities for Big and Little, like having a Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at a Braves Game.

We currently have 23 children on the waiting list, ready to be matched with a volunteer mentor.  If you would like more information about our programs and how you can make a difference, contact Pat Daniel, Program Director, 434-792-3700 ext. 234 or email patbbbs@dancomcom.

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

  1. Who represents Danville in the United States House of Representatives?
  2. Who represents Danville in the Virginia House of Delegates?
  3. Who is Danville City Mayor?
  4. Who is Danville City Manager?
  5. Who is the Executive Director of Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce?

Last month's trivia!

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

Answers next month!