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We hope to see you at the 4th Annual Ms. Senior Athens on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Athens Country Club. The event will start at 2:00 p.m. and conclude by 5:30 p.m. We are currently taking votes (donations) for the People’s Choice Winner. The People’s Choice Award was developed for the community, family, and friends to show support for a specific nominee and support for the annual, signature fundraising event for ACCA. Each nominee can have donations made in their honor. The nominee with the most money raised for the fundraiser will be the 2014 People’s Choice winner. Cash and check donations will be accepted from Tuesday, April 1, 2014 until Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. You can mail donation to ACCA at 135 Hoyt Street in Athens, 30601. Online donations will be accepted from April 1, 2014 until Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. In addition, each nominee will have an area set up at the event where cash and check donations can be made. People’s Choice donations at the event will be accepted until the close of intermission on Sunday, May 4, 2014.
*The 2014 People’s Choice Award winner will be announced during the Awards Presentation at the Ms. Senior Athens event.
ACCA was so excited to have 34 members of the University of Georgia’s Athletic Department volunteer their time with us for a Day of Caring. They did a variety of volunteer jobs around the agency and really enjoyed the interaction with our participants. Thanks so much!! See more pictures and get more updates by following our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/accaging
It looks like the Center for Active Living in Winterville will be opening soon and we are excited to have the opportunity to offer fitness and wellness classes in the beautiful new space. We want to hear from you on what classes you would like to have on this side of Athens and in the Winterville community. Please make plans to attend a town hall meeting on Monday, April 14 at 5:30 at the Winterville Depot. We will answer questions and hear suggestions on what you want to see at the Center for Active Living in Winterville.
Please email email@example.com to RSVP or you can give us a call at 706-549-4850 and speak with Amber.
Team Zaxby's gearing up to run the 5K and 12k.
We could not be happier with the turn out and response for our first ever 12K and fourth annual 5K that benefited the local Meals on Wheels program. We had nearly 50 volunteers who helped us with the race and we couldn’t have done it without them. The dedicated runners showed up and the weather actually was perfect for a good run. You can see all of the pictures on our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.
We couldn’t do what we do without our wonderful volunteers. This morning they were honored with a breakfast and got a sneak peak at this video describing the impact they have on our community each and every day. Thank you. Because of you… it is more than just a meal.
More Than Just a Meal from KaDee Holt on Vimeo.
ACCA, in partnership with UGA’s Institute for Leadership Advancement, is working on an exciting new initiative to create an “age-friendly” Athens community. We would like to invite representatives from the Athens-Clarke County area to be a part of a focus group. The purpose is to gather feedback and ideas from individuals, ages 55 and older, for the creation and implementation of a Business Certification for Age Friendly Businesses in our area.
Community members are key stakeholders in this project and we would like to invite your (members, congregation, etc.) to contribute their comments and idea. There are several opportunities to participate beginning March 17th and continuing through March 28th. Please click Focus Group Information and Directions for complete details including registration instructions and further information about the project. We ask that you share this invitation with those that you feel could contribute their ideas and experiences which will help us create an “age-friendly” Athens.
We look forward to hearing from you!
ACCA has a client that has lost everything in a house fire. They are in need of kitchen items, a dining table (small) and living room furniture. If you have any of these items and wish to get rid of them, please give Carol Ann a call at 706-549-4850 or if it is over the weekend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!!
Athens Community Council on Aging is excited to announce the nominees for the 2014 Ms. Senior Athens. On Tuesday, February 25 the nominees were hosted by Elijana Cosmetics in downtown Athens for some pampering and an orientation to the event. Sarah McKinney, Director of Development and Volunteer Services at ACCA welcomed the ladies and then they each introduced themselves. Ms. Fay Davis, the 2013 Ms. Senior Athens also told about her experience and her reign as Ms. Senior Athens. Make plans to attend the 2014 Ms. Senior Athens on May 4 at the Athens Country Club… it is bound to be a sell out crowd.
You can check out photos by clicking on the one to the right or HERE.
The 2014 nominees are Eileen Summerville, Carolyn Turner, June Mazur, Carla Harp, Gloria Frankum, Cissy Moore, Ella Mack, Marilyn Appleby, Faye Miller, and Dee Jackson. If you see one of these ladies, make sure to congratulate them. We will be sending out more information about what great role models they are for living well and aging well as we move closer to the event.