Mountain Empire Older Citizens-Area Agency on Aging

1501 3rd Avenue East
PO Box 888
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
United States
view phone276-523-4202 or 1-800-252-6362
view fax276-523-4208
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Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. was organized in 1974 and is designated as the area agency on aging and public transit provider for Wise, Lee and Scott Counties and City of Norton in the southwestern tip of Virginia in the mountains of central Appalachia. In addition, MEOC directs Healthy Families for Southwest Virginia, the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center, and the Southwest Virginia Children's Advocacy Center. MEOC also provides management services to the Junction Center for Independent Living Services.

Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is committed to the prevention of unnecessary and/or inappropriate institutionalization of older persons by: the development and maintenance of comprehensive user-friendly community based long term care services in Lee, Wise, Scott Counties, and the City of Norton; recognizing that families provide the bulk of care for older people and then developing a user-friendly comprehensive infrastructure to support family caregivers; and by serving as an active and responsible advocate on issues affecting older persons.


Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)
Alzheimer’s Family Support Services
“Cancer: Surviving and Thriving”
Care Coordination and Transitions
Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Congregate Nutrition Program Elder Abuse Prevention Services
Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly (Fuel Fund)
Faith Works
Foster Grandparents Program
Healthy Families for Southwest Virginia
Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels)
Homemaker Services
In-Home Respite Services
Information and Assessment
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Mountain Empire Transit (MET) of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.
Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center (MLCC) of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.,
PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
Personal Care Services
Personal Emergency Response Service (LifeLine)
Pharmacy Connect of Southwest Virginia
Public Guardianship Program
Public Information and Education
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Southwest Virginia Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP)

PACE TOLL FREE: 1-888-793-7223

Transit TOLL FREE: 1-888-877-6748