Thanks ATHENS!!

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Lots of Ways to Help ACCA

This time of the year is always so exciting for ACCA!  Not only is there a lot going on but it is fun time to volunteer at some of our special events around the agency.  Please check out some of the links below to see how you or your business can volunteer this holiday season.  You can help us live well and age well.

Adopt a Grandchild for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Be a Santa for a Senior

Be a Santa for a Senior Wrapping Party

Annual Holiday Tea Volunteer

Buy a Turkey for an area resident

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Turkeypalooza Happening Now – Click for More Information

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ACCA Hold Annual Meeting

ACCA held its annual meeting this afternoon where staff, volunteers, and board members were recognized and thanked for their efforts on making 2014 a successful year for ACCA.  Jennie Deese, Chief Executive Officer, of ACCA welcomed and opened the meeting.  She then thanked outgoing board members for their years of service to the agency.  Outgoing board members that were recognized were Shelby Lacy, Rhondolyn Smith, Linwood Smith, and Connie Jeffreys.  Joe Frierson, III, Treasure for the Board, then installed the new board members and officers.  New board members are Dr. Ram Reddy, Paige Otwell, Laurie Douglas, Dr. Katheryn Davis, Robert Hardell, Ross White, Joyce Kitchens, and Henry Brown.  New officers for the coming year are Mariah Pierce, Chair; Shannon Wilder, Vice President; Joe Frierson, Treasurer and Julie Gaines, Secretary.

Nita Norris and Jennie Deese recognized 4 staff members for years of service.  Paige Powell and Elizabeth Thompson were recognized for 5 years, Cheryl Dean for 10 years, and Robin Miller for 25 years with ACCA.

Each year, ACCA presents staff awards to recognize excellent leadership and work ethic.  This years awards went to Heather Sweaney, Kimberly Johnson, and Mattee Barkdoll.

Check out pictures by clicking HERE and the video below.


ACCA – Our Story Continues… from KaDee Holt on Vimeo.

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Congressman Doug Collins Visits ACCA

ACCA was so excited to host US Congressman Doug Collins this past Tuesday for a tour of ACCA and for him to accompany one of our Meals on Wheels volunteers on a route here in Athens.  Congressman Collins represents Georgia in the United States House of Representatives and spend a lot of time in Washington DC.  We were honored he and staff member, Joel Katz, took time from their busy schedule to hear and see some of the issues older adults face on a daily basis.  Congressman Collins was a joy to be around and all of the clients he visited were excited to have his ear for a short amount of time.  If you would like to see pictures from his visit, please follow this LINK and “like” our Facebook page if you haven’t already.

If you are passionate about local, state, and national legistlative issue, please join ACCA at the advocacy training coming up on Thursday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Athens First Bank and Trust in Downtown Athens.  The session will be in the upstairs conference room and will start at 10:00 and will end at 1:30 p.m. with a free lunch included.  There is no charge for this event.  Please RSVP to KaDee at or call 706-549-4850.

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