June, 2015

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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!

2015 DACCS Officers

President – Earl Reynolds
Vice President – Pat Daniels
Secretary – Tytiana Dennis
Treasurer – Clem Oliver
Newsletter/Website – J. Adama Vacanti
Members at Large - Nicole Crews, Brooke Saunders

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DACCS Meeting
July 24, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA

Speaker
SHERIFF MIKE MONDUL

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  • DACCS NEW QUARTERLY MEETINGS
    • JULY 24, 2015
    • OCTOBER 23, 2015
  • 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
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    PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING @ The Online Green Book
    SUBMIT ANY CHANGES VIA THE CHANGE REQUEST FORM.

    THE GREEN BOOK in paper
    TO BE PUBLISHED PRIOR TO
    NEXT QUARTERLY MEETING
    10/ 23/ 2015

    WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY

ALL PAID UP MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS
WILL RECEIVE THEIR GREEN BOOKS AFTER
PUBLISHING

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 2015 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

In July, with American flags flying, we celebrate our nation’s birthday and the freedoms and protections we hold dear. Although love for your country can take many forms, Social Security takes preventing and combatting fraud as seriously as we take our other vital missions.

Social Security has a zero-tolerance policy for fraud. In tandem with local law enforcement, we pursue criminals who cheat the system by collecting benefits that they’re not owed. This might be as subtle as someone intentionally failing to report income and resources or that they live with their spouse which can result in incorrect payments. Fraud might take the form of someone claiming to be disabled when, in reality, they continue to work. These examples are why we also rely on you — the American public — to report fraud when you see it.

While we can’t prevent every instance of fraud any more than the most effective law enforcement agency can prevent all crime, we aggressively investigate and pursue prosecution of those who try to cheat and steal from the system. Our message to those who would defraud Social Security is clear: We will find you; we will prosecute you; we will seek the maximum punishment allowable under the law; and we will fight to restore the money you’ve stolen from the American people.

We impose stiff penalties to discourage people from committing fraud. We monitor cases closely, and we have sophisticated tools to help us predict where and when fraud may occur so we can catch it early — often before it happens.
Social Security employs innovative weapons in the fight against fraud. Our Office of Anti-Fraud Programs (OAFP) is the newest member of Social Security’s anti-fraud team. Established in November 2014, the mission of OAFP is to coordinate all the agency’s efforts to efficiently and effectively detect, deter, and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse of our programs.
OAFP works closely with our Office of the Inspector General to ensure that there are consequences for those who commit fraud — even if the act isn’t prosecuted.

Social Security takes fraud seriously, and so should you. In the same way that you might keep a keen eye out for suspicious activity that might harm our nation, we encourage you to keep an eye out for potential Social Security fraud. Some of our most vulnerable citizens — the elderly, disabled children and war veterans, as well as the chronically ill — are counting on you. If you suspect someone is committing Social Security fraud, report it online at http://oig.ssa.gov/report or call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.

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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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Danville Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert May 16 – food collection
Spring Pops Concert - "Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain" - Celebrating Appalachia. Doors open at 7:30pm, concert starts at 8pm at GW High School Auditorium. They will be collecting donations for God’s Storehouse. Please bring 2 cans (or more) of canned food and/or cash donations.

Blood Drive at God’s Storehouse May 20 9am-2pm
Each donor will receive a free t-shirt or umbrella. All blood types needed.

Donations needed for the “Store”
God’s Storehouse “Store” where customers can pick one item free such as toiletries, hygiene products, cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, diapers (all sizes), baby food, etc. is very low. Please drop off donations M-W 9:30am – 2:30pm, Thurs 1-5pm. Your support is appreciated.

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JUNE EVENTS AT BALLOU!

It feels like summertime outside today; so, enjoy some events at Ballou in our beautiful, climate-controlled recreation center. There’s something for everyone at Ballou this month!

June 10, 1-3pm - Summertime Bingo for ages 50 and up. Free plays, light refreshments, please bring an exchangeable gift!
June 10, 2pm – Basket Weaving Class in the Annex, $40 includes all materials except spray bottle, hand towel and a pan/bucket. Call to register!
June 16, 12pm – Elder Law with Attorney Robert Haley, Topic: Estate Planning, free seminar and lunch. Call to register!
June 17, 12pm – Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing, enjoy lunch (new menu!) and the show for just $7. All ages welcomed. Limited seats, get your tickets soon!
June 18, 6pm – Recovery Uncovered presented by Riverside Health & Rehab, free seminar to present the options in short and long term care.
June 19, 1pm – Painting with Pepper, $30 includes all materials to create an acrylic painting of mountains and meadows. Ages 13 and up welcomed.
June 23, 10am-5pm – Ballou’s “Trip in a Day” to The Institute of Advanced Learning and Research and The Reynolds Homestead. $32 includes lunch.
June 25, 12pm – “How Are You Really Eating?” presented by Piney Forest Health & Rehab, free seminar and lunch. Call to register!

Mark your calendar for our annual patriotic show and lunch on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12 noon. Performers Ken & Sandra Culbertson present “Johnny Cash and the American Legends,” performing the hits of Johnny Cash, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and many more in costume. This show is always a sell-out; so, get your tickets early!
PAINTING
Looking for a way to stay cool; yet, be creative? Join us at Ballou Recreation Center Friday, June 19th, 1-4pm for our Painting with Pepper art class. Artist Pepper Martin will guide you through the completion of an acrylic painting of mountains and meadows (portrait attached) in just three hours. All materials and refreshments are included in the $30 fee. Ages 13 and up welcomed. Beginners and experienced painters alike will enjoy this class and take home a piece of artwork to treasure. Class is in the climate-controlled Annex building at Ballou Park. Call Ballou (434) 799-5216 to register. Have a great afternoon! Stay cool!

Sincerely,
Linda Jones
Administrative Specialist
Danville Parks & Recreation
Ballou Recreation Center (434) 799-5216
Stonewall Therapeutic Recreation Center (434) 799-5199

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PINEY FOREST HEALTH & REHAB

We are having a Health Fair/Open House at Piney Forest Health & Rehab on June 16th from 10-2. There will be multi vendors there for Blood Sugar Checks, Blood Pressure Checks, hearing screenings etc.

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Pain Specialist Speaks on Controlling Your Pain
Dr. Eduardo Fraifeld presents

Controlling Your Pain: the old, the new, the future Pain.

We all live with it, young and old alike. Whether you have a sports injury, arthritis, pain issues caused by cancer treatment, back problems or just periodic aches and pains. Whether it is temporary or chronic. The list could go on and on. According to pain specialist Dr. Eduardo Fraifeld, "Pain should not control your life”. Find out what he means and how it can help you. Join us for this free program on Tuesday, July 14, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Ballou Recreation Center, lower level. Dr. Fraifeld, a dynamic speaker, will present Controlling Your Pain: The old, the new, the future, and answer your questions. This is part of the popular, free Keeping Well in Mind, Body & Spirit Series for those concerned with cancer prevention and survivorship. The entire community is welcome and will find it beneficial. Even if you are not dealing with pain now, you will at some point in the future. This exiting program is brought to the Dan River Region by the Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia/Danville, An outreach initiative of VCU Massey Cancer Center in partnership with Danville Parks & Recreation.

Please being your lunch and a friend! Drinks and dessert are provided. Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance for $6.50. Call the Resource Center to make a reservation, 434-421-3060, or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu. The Cancer Resource Center is located in Kennedy Hall, 103 S. Main Street, Danville. We encourage the community to stop by and see what we have to offer. The Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia is funded by VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2015.

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