AASC’s Community Living Program Begins November 1
CEDAR BLUFF, Va. – The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) begins a new service in November. The Community Living Program (CLP) is designed to help people who are at risk of nursing home placement remain in their homes and maintain an active role in their communities.
To participate in the program, individuals must meet the following requirements:
- Be 65 or older.
- Have a caregiver with demonstrated difficulty caring for the individual’s needs.
- Need assistance with two to four activities of daily living OR have cognitive impairments, such as the need for prompting or supervision, impairments in decision-making abilities, or inability to avoid injury in emergency situations
- Have income at or below $2022 per month.
For specific eligibility requirements and more information, please contact Wayne Damron at 276-964-4915.
AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department for the Aging 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.