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Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) has hired Mary Colley as the director of its Public Guardianship Program.

Colley will oversee the development and implementation of this new program, which is funded by the Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA).

Prior to her employment with AASC, Colley worked in a clinical laboratory setting, as well as with the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Colley attended Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, Va., and Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Va. She received her bachelor’s of science in management from Bluefield College, Bluefield, Va.

She and her husband, Ronald, live in Tazewell, Va. They have five children and six grandchildren.

Public guardianship services are designed for individuals who are incapacitated, indigent, and have no suitable person to serve as their guardian. Guardianship ensures that their essential requirements for physical and emotional health are met, and that their financial resources are managed. AASC provides public guardianship services to individuals in Buchanan and Tazewell counties.

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.