Mission Statement: To advocate, plan, develop, implement and promote independence with a high quality of life for healthy aging that benefits individuals and families of all ages in a sustainable, livable community.
Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) is a private non-profit organization formed in 1975 to improve the quality of life for the elderly through charitable, educational, social services and other appropriate means. The Agency was created pursuant to the Older Americans Act, which is designated by contract with the Virginia Department for the Aging to develop and administer the Area Plan, as approved, for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for older and disabled persons.
AASC also operates a state licensed multi-service intergenerational day care center that provides daily care including supervision, personal and social support. In addition, AASC operates the public transit system in PSA (2) and is funded through the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transit. AASC operates AllCARE for Seniors which is a rural PACE program which provides inclusive care for the elderly in PSA (2). The Agency’s service area is Planning and Service Area (2) that comprises the counties of Russell, Buchanan, Dickenson and Tazewell, located in Southwest Virginia.
Aging is not a choice, however aging well is. At AASC we firmly believe in fostering programs aimed at helping seniors stay within their homes and community as long as possible with dignity and grace. Our numerous programs work toward that goal, from Meals on Wheels delivery for home-bound seniors and disabled persons to homemakers and personal care aides that assist with bathing or dressing. AASC’s main focus is to assure that every senior is treated with respect and dignity by responding to their needs with respect.
Each month AASC provides older and disabled adults with in-home care, home delivered meals, transportation, emergency home repair, day care, and caregiver support along with many other programs developed specifically for seniors’ needs. Education programs such as Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program and Chronic Disease Self Management are also available through AASC’s highly trained and qualified staff members. Contact us and at your fingertips you will have service providers and caregivers who will work to ensure that you or your loved one can enjoy the golden years at home without sacrificing quality of life.