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October, 2012


Thank you for your newsletter information. 


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


DACCS Meeting
Friday, October 26, 2012
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant

Nathan Cook

President/CEO of United Way


DACCS Announcements!
November Meeting
Friday, November 16, 2012
Nominations for Officers  & Board Members
Remember we will need a Quorum


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


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


Let the shopping season begin!

The day after Thanksgiving has virtually become a holiday of its own. “Black Friday” is the busiest shopping day of the year, with people lining up at midnight for door-busting deals as they begin the busy holiday shopping season.

And the Monday after that has become a virtual holiday, so to speak. “Cyber Monday” is the day web-savvy people search for deals on the Internet.

But there is more than one way to find value on the Internet. For example, Social Security offers many online services to the general public — and they are free! Not only that, but doing business online with Social Security will save you time and money. And it’s so easy to do. Here are some of the most popular services you’ll find at

  1. The online Social Security Statement is a hot new service that is a big hit with the millions of people who’ve used it since its launch last May. Your online Statement provides you with a record of your past earnings, and it uses those earnings along with projected earnings for future years to give you accurate estimates of future Social Security benefits. Get your Statement at
  2. The Retirement Estimator is an easy way to get an instant, personalized estimate of your future Social Security benefits. Just key in some basic information and the Estimator will use information on your Social Security record, along with what you input, to give you a benefit estimate on the spot. You even can experiment with different scenarios, such as changing your future earnings and retirement date. Check it out in English at or in Spanish at
  3. The online Retirement Application is the most convenient way to apply for Social Security retirement benefits. You can apply from the comfort of your home — it’s fast, easy, and secure. It’s so easy, in fact, that it can take you as little as 15 minutes to apply online. In most cases, after your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if any further information is needed. When you’re ready to retire, apply at
  4. Business Services Online is our one-stop shop for small business owners. The site allows organizations and authorized individuals to conduct business with and submit confidential information to Social Security. Employers can use it to file W-2s for their employees the fast, convenient, and paperless way — online. Visit Business Services Online at

In the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Social Security’s online services continuously receive the highest ratings in both the public and private sectors, year after year.

Ask your local Social Security representative about the SHPC (Self Help Personal Computer)> TAKE ACTION YOURSELF!

To learn more about all you can do on Cyber Monday, or any day, visit


Oct 27th God’s Storehouse 25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25th Anniversary of God’s Storehouse service to the community. Goal is to collect 25,000 pounds of non-perishable unexpired and unopened food on Oct 27th. 

VBusinesses can collect the whole week of Oct 22nd.  Look for collection sites around Danville. We will also be receiving donations at God’s Storehouse.  Collecting from 9am-2pm. This will help prepare us for the upcoming holidays. For more information call us at 793-3663 or email us at



As Regional Director of Operations with Brookdale Senior Living I want to thank you for your partnership with our community and let you know about some exciting specials.
I have approved the team at the Abingdon Place of Danville to offer our customers some great opportunities.

This fall we are invested in meeting your needs as a valuable business partner.  We want to know what we can do to help you and your customers with this very important decision.  We are committed to doing what it takes to show you the value of our community and finding a solution for you and your customers seeking Assisted Living options.  Our team is ready and willing to work with you- please let us know how we can help!

I highly recommend that you reach out to our Sales Manager or Executive Director today to find out more about this great incentive and how you can take advantage of it.
Executive Director: Darlene Chapmon (434) 799-1930
Sales Manager: Rick Neal (434) 709-7201



Emeritus at Danville-Assisted Living Care &
Alzheimer’s care
Emeritus at Danville is pleased to announce that Amy Bracey returned as the Executive Director on October 1, 2012.  Amy is a Virginia Licensed Assisted Living Administrator with over eight years experience as an Executive Director.  Everyone is invited to visit on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, between 5:30 and 7:30 PM, or drop by any time.  432 Hermitage Drive, Danville, VA  24541.  (434) 791-3180.



                 COME ONE COME ALL TO

         Electronics, Clothes, Collectibles, Gadgets,
   Bicycles, Household Items, Glassware and More!

       You have got to see it to believe it!
When:  Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
              Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Where: Temple Beth Sholom
              127 Sutherlin Avenue
              Danville, Virginia 24541
              Telephone: 434-792-3489


Healthy Families of Danville and Pittsylvania County
Babies don’t come with instructions … let us give you a helping hand!

What is Healthy Families?
Healthy Families is a voluntary program to help you feel at ease and confident as a parent.  We will be a source of support to your family during your pregnancy and the first years of your baby’s life.  Our program will give you the tools you need to be a great parent.  We’ll help you work to achieve your hopes and dreams.

What can the program do for you?
When you become pregnant or after your baby is first born, you may realize you have many added responsibilities.  Your thoughts may turn to education, child care, budgeting, housing and much, much more.  Healthy Families will provide you with many opportunities to improve the quality of your life as a new parent.

Who can be a part of the program?
Anyone residing in Danville or Pittsylvania County who is pregnant or parenting a child less than three months of age is eligible to be screened for services.

How much do services cost?
All Healthy Families services are provided FREE of charge.

Call (434) 797-3981 extension 18 for more information about Healthy Families of Danville and Pittsylvania County.




The Danville Parks and Recreation Check Point Team is a mobile health and wellness information center.  The team’s goal is to raise awareness of and encourage participation in physical activity and methods to maintain a healthy lifestyle.To aid in this effort, the team will provide checks for weight, body mass index, blood pressure, body fat percentage and grip strength. The team will also demonstrate proper warm-up and cool-down exercises. For more information on the Check Point team or a schedule of events, please call (434) 797-8848.