AASC Receives New Vehicle for Meals on Wheels Program
Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) received a new delivery vehicle for their Meals on Wheels program. This new vehicle was made possible through assistance by a grant from The Meals on Wheels Association and The Wal-Mart Foundation.
Shirley Lunsford, AASC’s Director of Nutrition explained, “On behalf of Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, I would like to express our excitement with having a new and dependable delivery vehicle to transport our food and home delivered meals for many years to come. The new truck will save operating costs and staff time, therefore providing more funds to serve meals to our clients. We wish to extend our gratitude and thanks to Meals on Wheels Association of America and the Wal-Mart Foundation for their generous gift to AASC for our home delivered meals clients.”
AASC’s Nutrition Program provides hot, frozen or canned meals to eligible senior citizens in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties along with operating eight Community Cafés. Seniors 60 and older are encouraged to join their local café for socialization, recreation, activities, crafts and a hot meal. The cafés operate in Grundy, Dante, Richlands, Pocahontas, Tazewell, Clinchco, Clintwood and Swords Creek.
For more information on Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens’ Nutrition Program or to apply for services please contact AASC at 276-964-4915.
AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department for the 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 AASC Online or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.