October 18, 2016

Driving teams from Galax, Marion, and Abingdon were honored and received District Three Public Transit “Safety Star” polo shirts for their safe driving efforts. The Galax Area Driving Team includes Harry Bowers, Russell Branscome, David Foglesong, Roger Fortner, Warren Leonard, Joyce McKenzie, Daniel Morgan, William Robinson, Carroll Sumner, Kermon Sumner, Ronald Tolley, Emmett Turner and…

October 18, 2016

A large crowd including more than 140 senior citizens gathered at the Cliffview Church of God between Galax and Fries recently to celebrate the first Twin County Senior Day. The event included games, door prizes, musical entertainment, health screenings, information, food and fellowship. Event sponsors hope this was just the first of what will become…

October 18, 2016

Bob Howard, a member of the Abingdon Town Council, has been elected to a one-year term as chair the Board of Commissioners of District Three Governmental Cooperative. Brenda Sutherland of Grayson County was elected vice-chair of the regional agency at the September 15 meeting, and Tim Reeves of Wythe County was elected as Secretary-Treasurer. The…

August 23, 2016

Seniors can have their cars assessed and adjusted at free CarFit events: – AAA Tidewater CarFit Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 9am – 2pm Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach Please call Katherine Beachboard at (757) 233-3889 for more information – Brandermill Woods Retirement Community CarFit Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 10am – 2pm 14311 Brandermill…

August 23, 2016

Summer is in full swing! Make sure your senior aged loved ones stay happy and healthy by encouraging them to be safe on the road. Mature drivers should check their vision regularly, plan routes ahead of time, and consider taking a driving refresher course. Check out more tips here If your senior loved one displays…

August 18, 2016

The first ever Twin County (Grayson and Carroll) Senior Day is planned for Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 am at Cliffview Church of God, 2923 Fries Rd, Galax, VA. The event will be modeled after similar activities in Smyth and Wythe Counties that annually attract hundreds of participants and dozens of exhibitors for a day…

August 16, 2016

Approximately 4,050 senior citizens enrolled in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program have received special checks to use at local participating vendors throughout the six county two city area. $13,040 in checks was redeemed in July. Seniors may use their checks to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables. Vendors have special posters displaying what items…

August 16, 2016

The winners of the awards are Elda Muncy of Marion, a family caregiver; Keith Austin of Bastian, who is a volunteer at Kissito Healthcare Bland County; Laura and Jeremy Smith of Marion, who are residential providers with Mount Rogers Community Services Board; and the Pace Unit at Carrington Place Wytheville. Other caregivers recognized include Serenity…

August 16, 2016

Bristol Councilman Archie Hubbard III has been named to serve on the District Three Governmental Cooperative Board of Commissioners for a one-year term that began July. He replaces former board chair Guy Odum who no longer serves on the Bristol City Council. Wytheville Councilman Bill Weisiger also will be leaving the District Three board when…

June 29, 2016

District Three VICAP Counselors will be available to assist Medicare beneficiaries in filling out applications for Low Income Subsidy (LIS) and Medicare Savings Plans (MSP) at the following locations in July from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Tuesday, July 12, Carroll County Library in Hillsville, VA Tuesday, July 19, VFW Post 7726 in Independence, VA…