Get the Shirt, Support March for Meals

12654477_10153961788528023_93566598465685600_nBuy your t-shirt today to show your support of Meals on Wheels!

Join ACCA and Meals on Wheels America as we celebrate March for Meals! Each year, we designate the month of March to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by ACCA’s Meals on Wheels program. Our goal this year is to recruit new Meals on Wheels volunteers and 12642597_10153961788558023_7028570684276141837_nto increase fundraising from local businesses and supporters.

Proudly wear this shirt during the month of March! All proceeds from shirts sold will benefit Meals on Wheels at the Athens Community Council on Aging, which serves over 1500 meals weekly to homebound adults in Clarke and Barrow Counties! Donations will help ACCA’s Meals on Wheels program continue providing services to those in need.

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Be There 4 Seniors Rally

On Thursday, January 28, several CAL+ members rallied at the state capitol with other advocates at the Be There 4 Seniors rally. This year advocates gathered to call on legislators to support budget requests that would remove seniors on the waiting list for aging services.

ACCA proudly supports the initiative to End the Wait. We are very proud of our clients, who made the trip to ensure their voices were heard. Special thanks to GA House Representative Tommy Benton for inviting our CAL+ folks to stand behind him at the podium. According to the Georgia Council on Aging, over 400 people were in attendance.

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Become a Community Garden Volunteer

Do you have a passion for gardening? What if you could put those skills to use for the benefit of your community? Athens Community Council on Aging’s community garden needs you!garden-1

Our garden is managed and sustained by volunteers, and the produce grown helps feed ACCA clients. The garden is located on the ACCA campus at 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601.

This is a great opportunity to use or hone your skills. No major experience is necessary.
Volunteers will work under the guidance of a Master Gardener to assist with the preparation, planting, maintenance, and harvest.

The time commitment we ask for is flexible. We are currently seeking volunteers to sign up by January 29, in order to help with our early spring planting beginning in February. If you are interested in participating, please sign up today. We will be in touch with more information in the coming weeks.

If you would like to sign up, please complete the Registration Form and the Volunteer Handbook form and return to usgarden-2

If you need more information or would like to sign up, please contact David Lorren at dlorren@accaging.org or 706-549-4850.

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Congratulations to Shelby Lacy!

ACCA would like to congratulate Shelby Lacy on being a 2016 Pioneer Award Honoree. Ms. Lacy has been a cornerstone in the Athens community working as a nurse at Athens Regional Medical Center and helping establish the Athens Nurses Clinic.

Ms. Lacy also gives her time to ACCA. She provides blood pressure screening to the Center for Active Living clients twice per month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. She has a natural care-giving spirit that puts everyone in her care at ease.

ACCA is glad to have her part of our volunteer team, and we are happy to congratulate her for being recognized in our community.

Read more about the awards and Ms. Lacy’s bio at Online Athens.

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Merry Christmas

Thank you for your support this year! If we could wrap you up and put you under our tree we would … you’re the best gift we could ever hope for! Merry Christmas from our ACCA family to yours.

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