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ACCA Recognizes Geri Williams for National Volunteer Week

To see more pictures from the show, click on the picture above.

ACCA’s Bentley Adult Day Health is one of the best kept secrets in Athens.  As part of the National Volunteer Week, we wanted to recognize Geri Williams, ATR.  Geri recently retired and relocated to Athens.  She is registered art therapist and has been volunteering with the Adult Day Health participants for almost a year.

This week, they had their first art show here at ACCA.  Please check out these stand out pieces.  Geri is just one of many volunteers that make the world of ACCA go around.  Geri recently said, “They got me started volunteering over here after a career of art therapy with children.  Now.. they can’t get me away from the place.  It is so rewarding, the clients are teaching me more than I could ever dream of teaching them.”

Bentley’s Adult Day Care is designed for individuals who do not require 24-hour institutional care, but are not capable of full-time independent living due to a physical or mental disability. Adult Day Care’s respite program helps alleviate both the physical and emotional stress felt by many family members who care for a loved one on a day-to-day basis. Our program allows the caregiver opportunities to run errands, visit with family and friends or just rest at home.

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Thank You to Each One of Our Volunteers

In honor of National Volunteer Week…

More Than Just a Meal from KaDee Holt on Vimeo.

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National Service Recognition Day

Athens Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson with Senior Corps Volunteers and Staff. Senior Corps Volunteers from Athens Community Council on Aging provide over 85,000 hours of service in Athens and surrounding counties.

Athens Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson with SeniorCorps volunteers and AmeriCorps members. More than 105 national service participants of all ages serve in Athens and through the University of Georgia. Yesterday, Mayor Denson recognized April 6 as National Service Recognition Day with a proclamation.

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Another Successful Senior Leadership Academy

Pictured above are members of the 2015 Senior Leadership Academy while they toured the University of Georgia.

Last Thursday, March 26, ACCA’s Senor Corps Program wrapped up another successful year for the Senior Leadership Academy.  ACCA would like to thank the Senior Leadership Academy Steering Committee for putting together another successful program. These dedicated volunteers make sure that SLA continues to be one of our most successful events. Thank you Merry Anderson, Nancy Canolty, Terry Caven, Janey Cooley, Lew Frazar, Marge Harris, Charles Kauderer, Jane Kelly, and Barbara Turner.

If you are interested in signing up for next year’s class, call David Lorren at 706-549-4850.

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