Month: April 2016

April 19, 2016 Molly Gale

New bus stop signs have been installed throughout the Town of Marion at 15 designated stops. According to the District Three Public Transit Operations Manager, Angie Mucha, they were designed to improve the visibility of the bus system. Public feedback is welcome.

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

Area senior citizens can now apply for the 2016 Farmers Market Fresh for Senior’s program designed to help them improve their nutrition while helping local farmers to sell their produce. Over 4,000 area senior citizens enrolled last year in the program offered by District Three Governmental Cooperative. Each individual enrolled will receive $40 in special-purpose…

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

If you were unable to speak for yourself, would your medical providers and loved ones know your wishes regarding medical care? If not, it’s time to start the conversation. Saturday, April 16, 2016 marks the 9th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day – a day designed to raise awareness of the need to plan ahead for…

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

Citizens in the eastern part of Smyth County have taken advantage of daily bus service along U.S. Route 11 connecting several communities. The new service gives residents living along the Lee Highway corridor opportunities to travel for work, shopping and medical appointments. Hikers along the Appalachian Trail have already begun using the service to travel…

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

Smyth County’s 15th annual Older Americans Month (OAM) celebration is set for 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Chilhowie Town Park. The event attracts hundreds of seniors each year for a day of outdoor entertainment, picnicking, information booths, door prizes, and health screenings. The event is free to seniors….

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

The region’s first Remote Area Medical Clinic will be held April 29 through May 1, 2016 at the Mountain Empire Airport between Marion and Wytheville. Free medical, dental, and optical care will be provided to participants on a first-come, first-served basis during the three-day event. District Three Public Transit will be providing free shuttle services…

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

The region’s Long Term Care Coordinating Committee is soliciting nominations for the biennial Long Term Care awards to be presented August 3, 2016. Nominees can be volunteers, family members, paid employees, an agency or a facility that has provided outstanding service to people who receive long term care services. Nominations must be received or postmarked…

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

The Lowes store in Wytheville has awarded the District Three Chore Program the 2016 Hero Award. The award will provide the program with over $2,000 worth of lumber this year that will be used to build handicap ramps for qualifying seniors in the service area. There are currently several clients on the waiting list requiring…

April 15, 2016 Molly Gale

Driving teams from Wytheville, Marion, and Abingdon were recently honored and received gifts for their safe driving efforts. The Wytheville Area Driving Team includes Harlow Gates, Becky Pearman, George “Doc” Stickel, John Dix, Randall “Rabbit” Paisley, Wayne Fike, Wayne “Dipstick” Ford, Ervin Boles, Stuart Bennett, Ted Miller, Tom Walker, Ernest Osborne, and Area Supervisor Barry…