MEOC offerings are guided by an old African Proverb that states:  "Let us take care of the children, for they have a long way to go.  Let us take care of the elders for they have come a long way.  Let us take care of those in between for they are doing the work."






 

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 Resource Center, and the Southwest Virginia Children's Advocacy Center.  MEOC also provides management services to the Junction Center for Independent Living Services 

Age and eligibility guidelines for MEOC's programs and services differ according to funding source, level of functioning, and available resources.

Contact MEOC for specific information, to make a referral, or to volunteer. MEOC is very dependent on the valuable contributions of volunteers of all ages.  Our phone numbers are in upper right corner of this page.


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 effecting older persons.  Read More ...


     

 

 


Mountain Empire
 
Older Citizens, Inc.



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PACE Services include, but are not limited to:

  Transportation
  Primary Medical and Specialty Care
  Prescription Drug Coverage
  Physical, Occupational, and
  Speech Therapy
  Dental, Podiatry and Optometry
  Adult Day Health Services
  Home Care Services
  Medical Equipment/Supplies
  Nutritious Meals

 
 


Services for Older Adults

  Adult Day Health Care
  Aging and Disability Resource
      Center (ADRC)

  Alzheimer's Support Groups
  Care Coordination
  Caregivers' Support Groups
  Community Group Respite
  Communication, Referral,
       Information and  Assistance
 
  Congregate Meals
  ELDER RIGHTS AND SECURITY
  Elder Abuse Prevention

 
Emergency Fuel Fund
 
Employment Services
  FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
  Faith Works

  Foster Grandparent Program
 
Home Delivered Meals
  Homemaker Services
  In-Home Respite
  Insurance Counseling

  Legal Services  
  Lifeline -
Personal Emergency
      Response System

  Local Long-Term Care
      Ombudsman

  NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
  PACE (Program of all Inclusive
     Care for the Elderly
)

  Personal Care Services
  Pharmacy Connect of Southwest
      Virginia

  Public Guardianship
  Senior Wellness Program
  SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition
        
Assistance Program

  Transportation
  Volunteer Programs





       

   



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