ACCA welcomes you to Athens Area Village where a great community cares for its own. Founded in 2012 Athens Area Village is a community-based program, modeled from the Beacon Hill Village in Boston, Massachusetts, Athens Area Village will be the model for the state of Georgia. Athens Area Village is now accepting memberships.
The mission of the Athens Area Village is to provide a volunteer and membership organization dedicated to enabling older adults to continue living in their own homes with dignity and respect as they age.
WHAT IS THE ATHENS AREA VILLAGE?
As a program with the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA), we assist older adults (age 50 and above) by providing personalized assistance, services, and amenities through volunteers and service providers. We are a member of the national Village-to-Village Network (www.vtvnetwork.org) and the first village in Georgia.
WHO IS THE ATHENS AREA VILLAGE?
We are friends and new acquaintances, young and old. We are those working and those who are retired. We are long-time residents, and we are new to the community. We are volunteers. We are service providers, and we are service consumers. We have one thing in common – we are a community that cares for its own.
WHY JOIN US?
Membership in the Athens Area Village connects you with your community through member-only events, services, and discounts. Whether your needs are large or small, Athens Area Village is here to support you. We know that there is no place like home.
We are advocates for living at its best. We help our members prepare for and navigate through the transitions that come with aging by offering a wide variety of services, informative programs, guidance and support. We serve as a central resource to access almost anything and everything you need. We are member driven, so all services and amenities offered reflect member needs.
Athens Area Village members have access to all programs of the ACCA’s Center for Active Living, (fitness classes, workshops and special speaking events, etc.). Other activities such as luncheons, book clubs, movie nights and other fun events are offered exclusively to Village members. Everything that interests you, interests us.
We are your personal concierge service making it possible for you to live in your own home by providing access to services and activities that meet your needs and makes your life happier.
We provide referrals to pre-screened professional service providers and volunteers. If a volunteer is unavailable, or if the requested service is beyond the scope of a volunteer, we have an extensive list of approved providers, most offering member discounts. Our Village staff will always follow up to ensure referred services meet member expectations.
For less than the cost of an evening out each month, Athens Area Village provides a trusted source of assistance that enables you to be independent.
WHAT WE PROVIDE?
- Friendship and encouragement
- A network connecting older adults with the community
- Social events and entertainment opportunities
- Help with home maintenance
- Regular conversations with members through phone calls
- Help with the care of your pets
- Assistance that links our members to health care providers and social services
- Transportation (i.e. medical appointments, grocery store, regular outings, etc.)
- A sense of security knowing that the Village is here to help take care of issues or problems that may arise
Athens Area Village is member driven, so all services and amenities offered reflect member needs. If there is a service you need,
that we haven’t thought of – just ask.
For information or questions about Athens Area Village, contact us at 706-549-4850.