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AASC to Host a Bowl-a-Thon to Fight Senior Hunger
Funding cuts leave seniors vulnerable with regards to nutrition.

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens has operated a Nutrition program serving the seniors of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties since 1975. Due to sequestration and census funding cuts, the Nutrition program has a waiting list of over 200 people for the first time in its’ history. Nutrition is one of the cornerstones in keeping seniors healthy, independent and in their own homes and communities. AASC is committed to finding ways to continue to service the seniors of the four-county service area and is seeking help from the local communities.
On November 10, 2013 at 2pm at Fireside Lanes in Richlands, VA, AASC will host a fun-filled day geared toward restoring funding and feeding seniors. Businesses, civic groups and faith-based organizations are encouraged to sponsor this event and join AASC seniors for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Sponsorships vary and can be suited to any budget. Any amount will help feed seniors.
All funds from the bowl-a-thon fundraiser, Bowling to End Senior Hunger, will go directly to Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens and will benefit the seniors in the surrounding area. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Chase Meade-Patton at 276.964.4915 or [email protected].
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.