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October, 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, October 25, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Jeff Liverman
Executive Director
Danville Science Center

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DACCS Announcements! 
November Meeting
Friday, November 22, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Shannon Hair
Danville Community College
Director of Development

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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

SOCIAL SECURITY SERVES THOSE WHO’VE SERVED

Social Security Column November 11, we honor our Nation’s veterans for their service to America. What better time than now to tell you — and for you to help spread the word — about the many benefits and wealth of information Social Security has available for veterans and military personnel?

Social Security recognizes those who put their lives on the line for our freedoms. Members of the armed forces receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability applications. The expedited process is available for any military service member who became disabled during active duty on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Some dependent children and spouses of military personnel may also be eligible to receive benefits.

Visit our website designed specifically for our wounded veterans: www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. There, you will find answers to a number of commonly asked questions, as well as other useful information about disability benefits available under the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Please pay special attention to the fact sheet available on that website, Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors.

You’ll also find a webinar that explains the faster disability process available to wounded warriors. The program covers general information about Social Security disability benefits as well as topics unique to wounded service members. The online video is less than three minutes and a great introduction to disability benefits for veterans and active duty military.

On the same webpage, you’ll also find links to useful Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense websites. The requirements for disability benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.

Military service members are covered for the same Social Security survivors, disability, and retirement benefits as everyone else. Although the expedited service is relatively new, military personnel have been covered under Social Security since 1957, and people who were in the service prior to that may be able to get special credit for some of their service.

To learn more about Social Security for current and former military service members, read Military Service and Social Security. It’s available in our digital library at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs.

But first, take a look at the wounded warrior page at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. The webinar, factsheet, and pertinent links will brief you on everything you need to know to “maneuver” your way through the Social Security process

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DANVILLE CANCER ASSOCIATION

  • Danville Cancer Association will host it COPING Support Group at 1:00 on October 29.  The meetings are held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Arnett Blvd.
  • Ashley Furniture will hold a DRIVE TO 25 benefit for Danville Cancer on October 19 from 10am – 7pm.  Lots of events for the whole family: Prizes, Music and a Car Show.  Food provided by Kick Back Jack’s.
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  To recognize that, Chic-fil-A will sell T-shirts for $15.00.  $6 from the sale of each shirt will come to DCA and if the purchaser will be entered in a drawing for FREE food for a year.
  • The Pepsi Company will raffle tickets to the October 27th  Martinsville Sprint cup Goody’s Headache Relief 500 race.  Proceeds will benefit DCA.  For more information and to purchase raffle tickets call Danville Cancer Association 434-791-3227.

Also, if he wears the shirt back to the restaurant he will get a free cookie. 

 

Bernice C. Gammon
Executive Director
Danville Cancer Association, Inc.
223 Riverview Dr., Suite J,
Danville, VA  24541
Phone (unchanged) 434-791-3227
NEW Fax 434-791-4815

 

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We here at Southern Area Agency on Aging and The You Can! Live Well, Virginia! are very enthusiastic about possibly holding trainings in your area for our Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). The You Can! Live Well, Virginia! Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a 2½ hour, six week workshop to help adults with chronic illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes and heart disease learn ways to manage their condition and take charge of their lives. There is no fee to attend the workshop. The workshops are led by trained leaders, many with health conditions themselves, and involve active involvement by participants. Mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Through self management programs people living with chronic diseases can take steps to reduce their effects, improve their overall health, and live life to the fullest. Self-management means…you assume responsibility for yourself by taking various actions to control or decrease your symptoms!!

The CDSMP is a new program for this area, but has been launched and successful in the Martinsville and Henry County areas.  So, our focus is to expand the program to other communities, so that we are educating all surrounding areas, providing them with knowledge and empowerment on managing and living a healthy life with chronic conditions.  We are currently working with other healthcare professionals, local churches, fire departments, and etc. to get this program implemented in the South Western Virginia area.  For additional information on upcoming workshops, holding a workshop and/or program information please feel free to contact Amanda Foddrell-Shuff with SAAA at (276) 632-6442 toll free (800) 468-4571 or ashuff@southernaaa.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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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2013.

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?

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

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