Archive for August, 2012



In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims, survivors, and families of 9/11 through service-oriented programs.  “I will” became the mantra – a call to action to inspire Americans to remember by doing, to focus on the sense of solidarity […]


United Way Kick Off

ACCA staff attended the United Way kick off breakfast this morning at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.  Scott Morrisey, 2012 Campaign Chair, and Chuck Dowdle, Honorary Chair were great entertainers for all of the attendees and got the community fired up about the kickoff of the United Way of […]


Marie Norris wins 1st Runner Up in Mrs. Georgia Senior

Athens and the Athens Community Council on Aging was well represented this past weekend at the Mrs. Georgia Senior pageant.  The 2012 Ms. Senior Athens, Marie Norris, was awarded the 1st runner up award and the award for having the most sponsors for the event.  Sponsored each year by the […]



The flower bed in front of the agency needed a little (or a lot) of help and Georgia Power came to the rescue.  Not only did they jump at the chance to help us out with project, they came out and did it themselves. Cheryl Davis of Georgia Power organized […]


Edna Garst Awarded the Fred A. Birchmore Award for Active Aging

On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Edna Garst was awarded the Fred A. Birchmore Award for Active Aging. Garst has been teaching yoga since 1997 at the Center for Active Living at the Athens Community Council on Aging.  The yoga program has since grown to be one of the most popular […]


ACCA Wins National Award for CAL Logo

The 21st annual National Mature Media Awards recently honored the nation’s best marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs produced for older adults. The awards program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, is the largest program of its kind. The awards were created […]



Join in on ACCA’s newest fundraising campaign to fence in the Community Garden behind the Bentley Center. This campaign will only last the month of August so it’s important we get the word out.

Here’s how you can help our mission