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 is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

as well as Centers for Disease Control and Virginia Department of Health recommendations. The agency is taking heightened preventive measures to reduce risk for our clients, the majority of whom are considered at highest risk of suffering severe illness from the virus. Updates on changes to MEOC services and programs will be posted on our Facebook page, Click here for the latest from MEOC


Walkathon Corporate Sponsors 2019 

Walkathon Corporate Sponsors 2018 

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

Age and eligibility guidelines for MEOC's programs and services differ according to funding source, level of functioning of the individual seeking service, 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 is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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 ...



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PACE Services include, but are not limited to:

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

  Legal Services  

  Local Long-Term Care

  Nutrition and Wellness
  PACE (Program of all Inclusive
     Care for the Elderly

  Personal Care Services
  Pharmacy Connect of Southwest

  Public Guardianship
  Senior Farmers Market
  Senior Wellness Program
  SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program

  Volunteer Programs


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