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Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.

Who We Are

  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Alzheimer's Family Support Services
  • Cancer: Thriving and Surviving
  • Care Coordination and Care Transitions
  • Caregiver Respite Services
  • Chronic Disease Self Management Program
  • Congregate Nutrition Program
  • Disease Prevention/Health Promotion
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • Emergency Services
  • Employment Services
  • Faith Works
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • Healthy Families for Southwest Virginia
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker Services
  • Information and Assessment
  • KinCare
  • Legal Services
  • Lifeline
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Mountain Empire PACE
  • Mountain Laurel Cancer Support/Resource Center
  • Options Counseling
  • Personal Care Services
  • Pharmacy Connect of Southwest Virginia
  • Public Guardianship Services
  • Public Housing Services Coordination
  • Senior Farmers Market
  • Senior Medicare Patrol
  • Senior Wellness Initiative
  • SNAP Outreach
  • Southwest Virginia Children's Advocacy Center (CAC)
  • Transportation Services-Public and Specialized
  • Volunteer Insurance Counseling Services

What We Do

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 the city of Norton.  In addition, MEOC directs Healthy Families for Southwest Virginia, The Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center, Mountain Empire PACE, and The Southwest Virginia Children's Advocacy Center.  In 2007, MEOC became the Aging and Disability Resource Center for the region.

MEOC's mission is to prevent the unnecessary and inappropriate institutionalization of at-risk persons, to provide support for families in caring for their family members at home, and to serve as a responsible advocate on issues affecting elderly persons and their families.

MEOC is further committed to intergenerational programming and to the prevention of abuse of both the young and the old.  Wellness and health promotion are emphasized as part of its mission to promote a quality life for all.  MEOC is guided by the African proverb "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."


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