Archive for July, 2011


Congratulations ACCA

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) was awarded a Merit Award from the 2011 National Mature Media Awards. Winners were announced Tuesday, July 19. ACCA won in the Community Organization category for their quarterly newsletter, Connections.


Grandparents Raising Granchildren Program Recieves Grant From Jackson EMC & Walton EMC

ATHENS, Ga. — Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a program of the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA), is a recent recipient of grants from the Jackson EMC Foundation and Walton Electric Trust through Operation Round Up. Operation Round Up, a program that provides financial support to organizations and individuals, is a […]


The Scoop on ZUMBA!!

Ok, here is the scoop about Zumba. We will be offering it Wednesday nights in Winterville from 5:30-6:30 p.m., starting July 27 with one of our newest employees, Jaime Lang. Jaime has been teaching Zumba® fitness classes for over 2 years. In the past, she taught fitness classes at the […]



ATHENS, Ga. – The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) and Home Delivered Meals program (Meals on Wheels) is excited to announce one of their volunteers, Dorothy Newland, is a contender for the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)’s Annual American Volunteer contest. Dorothy has been volunteering with the […]



2011 ELDER ABUSE SYMPOSIUM COMING TO THE OCONEE COUNTY CIVIC CENTER ATHENS, Ga. – The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA), Northeast Georgia Area Agency on AGIN (AAA), Oconee Area Resource Council, and local Georgia Cares Program are gearing up to bring the Northeast Georgia region the 2011 Elder Rights […]


Jennie, THANKS for all you do!

ATHENS, Ga.— The University of Georgia Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. held the 26thAnnual Awards Presentation at the Athens Country Club on April 18, 2011.  Jennie Deese received the Coca-Cola Helping Hand Award for her service to the Athens community through the Athens […]


Celebrate Volunteers 2011

Volunteers make the biggest difference in an organization like Athens Community Council on Aging and we have the best volunteers in the world (at least that’s what we think).  On Tuesday, June 21, we celebrated all of our volunteers with a Fiesta here at the council in the beautiful Harris […]


It’s a Party at ACCA every day…

Residents at the Athens Community Council on Aging recently got a surprise visit from Project GRAD students from the Atlanta Public School System (APS) who were taking part in the University of Georgia Summer Institute which is conducted through the Office of Institutional Diversity.  The three-week program gives the students […]


Who is Ms. Senior Athens?

Athens Community Council on Aging is thrilled to have recently crowned the first ever Ms. Senior Athens.  Ms. Senior Athens will represent the vivaciousness of aging gracefully, both physically and mentally.  If you haven’t heard, the new Ms. Senior Athens is Mrs. Annette Barfield and below is just a little […]

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