ACCA History

ACCA Campus

Serving Northeast Georgia since 1967… The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) has a history of service to Northeast Georgia, a regional scope which has only been limited by funding.  The agency has displayed commitment and initiative to services for the elderly through seeking funding aggressively and creatively and has participated in national and statewide efforts to develop new services such as In-Home Supportive Service, In-Home Senior Companion Program, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Foster Grandparent Program targeted to high-risk children, Mobile Adult Day Care, Senior Employment Services, and Adult Day Care in numerous communities.

The services provided by the agency are broad based and reach seniors with a continuum of need. ACCA serves the frailest of the frail, those who are institutionalized, and the most active, those who volunteer or engage in recreation and employment programs.

Founded in 1967 by local citizens, the Athens Community Council on Aging, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, aims to maintain and enrich the lives of older persons in the 12 counties of Northeast Georgia. ACCA’s programs enable older persons to live independently at home and offer opportunities for employment, volunteerism, and other activities. ACCA is a resource for education, information, referral, counseling, and general assistance.

Our Mission:
The mission of the Athens Community Council on Aging is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education and support.

Our Motto:
Live well. Age well.

Our Purposes
• To foster independent living and prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization.
• To offer opportunities for participation in community life through a variety of educational and recreational activities, volunteer roles and employment.
• To advocate for the rights of older adults and persons with disabilities in the community and long term care facilities.
• To enhance the image of aging through community awareness, education, and networking.
• To identify needs and coordinate available funding and volunteer resources to maximize choices for older adults and persons with disabilities.
• To provide support for caregivers.

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