District Three Senior Services
District Three Governmental Cooperative is an agency owned and operated by its member local governments for the benefit of the citizens of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington and Wythe counties, and the cities of Bristol and Galax, Virginia.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our citizens, especially those who are elderly and those who need assistance with transportation. While some of our services are available to all citizens, we focus on serving those people who need us most. Our services are designed to help our citizens to live independently and productively as long as possible. We promote self-sufficiency and family caregiving.
District Three Senior Services offers a variety of opportunities for senior citizens who want to remain active in their communities...
Volunteer and paid job opportunities are available for people age 55 and older. District Three's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) includes over 600 members providing valuable community services in hospitals, libraries, senior centers, and other public facilities.
Job training and community service employment opportunities are also available for people age 55 and older with limited incomes.
For those interested in joining an active senior group, District Three hosts 15 congregate nutrition sites and works cooperatively with numerous other senior groups. These organizations enjoy fellowship, informational programs, crafts, recreation, nutritious meals, shopping outings, and other social activities.
The health information and education program offers health screenings, flu shots, and informational programs for senior groups throughout the area. The Patrol Program encourages people to report incidents of health care fraud.
District Three is an information source and service provider for people with special needs...
Information and assistance services help to link seniors with the people and organizations who can meet their needs. Direct emergency financial assistance, help with civil legal matters, health insurance counseling, chore, and minor home repair are among the services provided.
The Ombudsman Program helps resolve complaints and concerns about care in nursing homes, adult care residences, and in-home services. The Guardianship Program works with courts and other agencies to represent indigent adults (age 18 and older) who no longer have the capacity to make decisions themselves.
As the designated Area Agengy on Aging, District Three also serves as an advocate for the elderly and works to prevent elder abuse.
The Farmers Market Fresh for Seniors Program issues special USDA checks that allow eligible seniors to purchase fresh, locally-grown produce.
The Care Transitions Intevention Program provides trained coaches who assist seniors as they are discharged from participating hospitals to reduce the need for readmissions.
The Veterans Fiduciary and Money Management Programs provide assistance to seniors in managing their financial resources.
The Cooling Assistance Program provides fans and air conditioners for eligible seniors who need them.
For the frail and home-bound elderly, District Three provides an array of services designed to support personal independence and enhance family caregiving.
Care Managers assess client needs and develop coordinated plans of care that utilize community and family resources. Nutritious home delivered meals along with regular checking phone calls or visits by volunteers are among the services that can help many elderly people maintain independence.
Homemaker services are available on a sliding fee scale for those who need assistance in maintaining their homes. Respite (Personal Care) services can provide relief for caregivers when caregiving becomes a full time job. Caregiver Counseling is available throughout the area and Caregiver Support Groups are available in some communities.
The goal of these programs is to help people to remain in their own homes as long as possible.
4453 Lee Highway, Marion
1(800) 541-0933 - toll free
468 East Main Street, Suite 300A, Abingdon
104 Rex Lane, Galax
680 West Main Street, Wytheville
20 Fairground Street, Bland
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