Mountain Empire Older Citizens

Serving Southwest Virginia Since 1974

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Helping Every Individual Live At Home Safely

The Area Agency On Aging In Lee, Scott, and Wise Counties

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The area agency on aging and public transit provider

MEOC serves Wise, Lee and Scott counties and the City of Norton.

Serving Southwest Virginia since 1974

Our goal is to help every individual live at home safely.

Comprehensive programs for all age groups

We serve clients of all ages, from children and families to older adults.

Do you need help for yourself or a loved one?

MEOC is dedicated to helping our community neighbors living in Southwest Virginia, young and old. If you need assistance, help may just be a phone call away.

Help us assist more than 1,000 seniors this winter!

The MEOC Walkathon, the largest annual fundraiser for the Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly, is being held virtually this year. Last winter, the fund assisted 1,056 older friends and neighbors with heating-related emergencies. The need is expected to be even greater this year. Every penny donated is used to directly help an older person in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton! Click below to download your pledge forms and make your donation.
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Our Guiding Principle

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.``
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Our Services

We serve clients of all ages, from children and families to older adults in need of services to help them remain in their homes as long as possible. If you are in need of services ranging from care coordination for older adults to public transportation, we have a program that can help.

Important COVID-19 Information

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.

About Mountain Empire Older Citizens

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 Support and Resource Center, and the Southwest Virginia Children's Advocacy Center.
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Mountain Empire Older Citizens is dedicated to helping our community neighbors young and old. If you need assistance, help may just be a phone call away. Call us at 276-523-4202 or 1-800-252-6362 or complete the form here. We would love to hear from you!