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Public Hearing

Public Hearing

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens will conduct a public hearing on July 20, 2022 in the Wardell Industrial Park at 216 College Ridge Road, Cedar Bluff, VA. The purpose of the 10:00 AM hearing is to receive comments on the proposed Area Plan for Aging Services for FY 2022-2023. Anyone unable to attend the hearing but wishing to make comments or inquiries, should contact Executive Director Regina Sayers or CFO Brian Beck, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, PO Box 765, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609; telephone: 276-964-4915, e-mail address: [email protected]

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Farm Market Fresh 2022

Farm Market Fresh 2022

Farm Market Fresh program helps low-income seniors buy fresh fruits and vegetables

CEDAR BLUFF, Va. – Low-income seniors in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties may sign up now for the Farm Market Fresh program. This Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens administers the program locally.

Individuals who have participated in the program in the past must complete a new application each year. Pre-enrollment is required and is limited, so participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 276-964-4915 for more information. Applications are available now, and can be mailed or printed from AASC’s website: www.aasc.org.

Farm Market Fresh – also known as Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program – helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. It also supports local farmers and farmers’ markets in Virginia.

Eligible seniors receive checks worth $45, in $5.00 units, that they may spend with participating certified retail farmers’ market vendors. Checks will be mailed on June 1 and must be spent by November 19, depending on availability of produce.

To qualify, seniors must be at least 60 years old and be residents of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell or Tazewell County. They may not live in the same household and may not be an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce. Participants must also meet the program’s income requirements.

Enrollees may use the coupons to obtain locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs, including broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, green beans, snap beans, green peppers, lima beans, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, apples, blackberries, cantaloupe, nectarines, peaches, pears, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons and fresh cut herbs.

Items not eligible for purchase with Farm Market Fresh checks include produce not grown locally, such as oranges, bananas and pineapples; processed foods, such as honey, maple syrup, cider, nuts, meat, bread and cheese; and non-food items, such as flowers and plants.

SFMNP is a joint effort by the Virginia Department for the Aging and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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.

Farm Market Fresh Fact Sheet

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Elder Needs Questionnaire 2022

Elder Needs Questionnaire 2022

Elder Needs Questionnaire

The time of year has approached in which AASC seeks individuals to complete the Elder Needs Questionnaire. This survey can help in various ways when looking at the budgeting process, grant opportunities, etc.

• There is a QR Code below that will allow you to scan via your phone. This will take you directly to the online survey link

• The online survey link that you can paste into your browser: http://www.empliant.com/survey/F569C7B1E-F2D8-7ADD-5ADC/ It only takes a few minutes and we greatly appreciate any feedback you are willing to provide.

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