AASC Offers Legal Services to Area Seniors
Through a partnership with the Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens invites eligible individuals to inquire about its legal services program for older adults. The program is operated under the oversight of the Virginia Department for the Aging.
Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens and the Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society help seniors 60 and older with issues concerning food stamps, health care, employment, housing, utilities, preparation of wills, power of attorney issues, and Social Security Incomes.
Legal assistance includes legal advice and representation through an attorney or paralegal under the direct supervision of an attorney. It also includes outreach, education, group presentations, and training to protect the legal rights of older adults.
To inquire more information about the legal services program contact Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens’ Ombudsman, Linda Shortt at (276)964-7127 or (800) 656-2272.
Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens 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, Russell, Tazewell, and Dickenson counties.