Bath Creates Registry Of Residents With Special Needs

Warm Springs, Va – It’s important to be prepared for times of emergency, such as bad weather like we experienced this past winter. But it can be especially challenging for those who need help in day to day living. The Bath County Department of Social Services is working to be sure the county is aware of it’s residents who may need special assistance during emergencies.

Special needs also includes those with hearing or visual impairments, limited mobility, those who have no transportation and those who live alone. Registration forms are available in various locations and businesses throughout Bath County. Completed forms can be returned to the department of social services by mail or in person. The registration form is also available on the bath county website. Visit and click on county services.

For more information on the Bath County Emergency Special Needs Registration call Debbie Michael at the Bath County Dept of Social Services at 839-7271 or call toll free at 888-823-1710. Similar planning is also underway for those with special needs in Highland County. For more information or to register in Highland, call the Highland County Department of Social Services at 468-2199.

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Heather Niday

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