Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) has been blessed and excited to have over 30 student athletes from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School’s football program volunteering from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm each day this week. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Prep, as it is known, is an independent, Jesuit Catholic, college-preparatory high school for boys. The school encourages and promotes volunteerism and community service among its students. From its website, “St. Joseph’s Preparatory School encourages its students to discover through serious and prayerful reflection not only a strong sense of their own self-worth but also a clear responsibility to share their gifts working with, and for, their fellow human beings.” To read the whole article and see more pictures, CLICK HERE.
Thank you Athens all for your support of our first ever retroPROM. We were able to raise almost $15,000 and that is because of you!! We are already starting to plan for next year so let us know what you want to see at the retroPROM 2016.
Last but not least, be on the lookout for the 2015-16 retroPROM king and queen. Congratulations Anita Aubrey and Wes Zwirn!!
Check out all of the pictures HERE and HERE.
CLICK HERE for tickets to tonight’s retroPROM fundraiser for ACCA.
Read more about it HERE.
To see more pictures from the show, click on the picture above.
ACCA’s Bentley Adult Day Health is one of the best kept secrets in Athens. As part of the National Volunteer Week, we wanted to recognize Geri Williams, ATR. Geri recently retired and relocated to Athens. She is registered art therapist and has been volunteering with the Adult Day Health participants for almost a year.
This week, they had their first art show here at ACCA. Please check out these stand out pieces. Geri is just one of many volunteers that make the world of ACCA go around. Geri recently said, “They got me started volunteering over here after a career of art therapy with children. Now.. they can’t get me away from the place. It is so rewarding, the clients are teaching me more than I could ever dream of teaching them.”
Bentley’s Adult Day Care is designed for individuals who do not require 24-hour institutional care, but are not capable of full-time independent living due to a physical or mental disability. Adult Day Care’s respite program helps alleviate both the physical and emotional stress felt by many family members who care for a loved one on a day-to-day basis. Our program allows the caregiver opportunities to run errands, visit with family and friends or just rest at home.
In honor of National Volunteer Week…
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