AASC Assists with Legal Aid Services
Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) is available to assist Senior Citizens with legal aid services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell counties.
Partnering with the Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, AASC can assist seniors with a variety of legal services they may need such as protection from an abusive family member, divorce, consumer or utility problems such as home repossession, utility service being cut off without written notice, refusal of electric, water, or telephone service.
Assistance may also be used if you are denied nursing home care, cannot afford medicine and/or hospital bills, refusal to gain public or subsidized housing, or have been denied unemployment benefits.
If you are interested in more information on Legal Aid please contact Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizen’s Ombudsman, Linda Shortt at 1-800 656 2272 or 276-964-7127.
AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department of 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 the organization’s website at www.aasc.org or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.