Office: (276) 964-4915
Toll-Free: (800) 656-2272
Fax: (276) 963-0130


Public Hearing

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens will conduct a public hearing at the Four County Transit Facility, 164 College Ridge Road in the Wardell Industrial Park, Rt. 19, Cedar Bluff, on July 12 2019. The purpose of the 10:00 AM hearing is to receive comments on the proposed Area Plan for Aging Services for FY 2019-2020. Anyone unable to attend the hearing but wishing to make comments or inquiries, should contact Regina Sayers, Executive Director, or Brian Beck, Chief Financial Officer, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, PO Box 765, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609. Telephone: 276-964-4915; e-mail address: aasc@aasc.org.

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2019 SFMNP

2019 SFMNP Farm Market Fresh Program Helps Low-Income Seniors Buy Fresh Fruits and Veggies Benefits Virginia Farmers Too CEDAR BLUFF, Va. – Low-income seniors in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties may sign up for the Farm Market Fresh program starting May 1, 2019. This Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) administers the program locally. Individuals who have participated in the program in the past must complete a new application each year. Pre-enrollment is required and is limited, so participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call 276-964-4915 for more information. Applications can be mailed, picked up at AASC or printed from AASC’s website: www.aasc.org. Applications will not be available until June 3, 2019. Farm Market Fresh – also known as Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) – helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. It also supports local farmers and farmers markets in Virginia. Eligible seniors receive checks worth $40.00 (in $5.00 units) that they may spend with participating certified retail farmers market vendors. Checks will be mailed on July 1 and must be spent by mid-late November, depending on availability of produce. To qualify, seniors must be at least sixty years old and be residents of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell or Tazewell County. They may not live in the same household and may not be an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce. Participants must also meet the program’s income requirements. Enrollees may use the coupons to obtain locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs, including broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, green beans, snap beans, green peppers, lima beans, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, apples, blackberries, cantaloupe, nectarines, peaches, pears, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons and fresh cut herbs. Items not eligible for purchase with Farm Market Fresh checks include produce not grown locally, such as oranges, bananas and pineapples; processed foods, such as honey, maple syrup, cider, nuts, meat, bread and cheese; and non-food items, such as flowers and plants. SFMNP is a joint effort by the Virginia Department for the Aging and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services to carry out the department’s mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell counties. Visit the organization’s website at www.aasc.org or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.

Please note we are now all out of the Farm Fresh Coupons.


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WE NEED YOUR HELP So we can provide an even better aging experiences, AASC is collecting feedback on what services are most needed in our area and your opinion is important to us. We actively use feedback to constantly improve our service programs and provide seniors in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Counties with the best possible service. Everyone can participate. Using the link below, please take part in our data collection survey and let us know what is important to you or the seniors in your area. https://www.empliant.com/survey/F13E9CB1D-DCE3-B05B-1989/

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