Delayed Opening Tuesday Morning

Due to the winter storm and the possibility of icy roads, ACCA is going to open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17.  We know it’s early but we also want our ACCA Transportation and driving members to be safe and careful tomorrow morning and not rushing to ACCA if there is black ice on the roads.

See you all at 10:00 a.m. and stay warm tonight!!

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ACCA Closed on Monday for President’s Day

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Where Do I Go From Here? ACCA Introduces Geriatric Care Management Program

It can be overwhelming for a family to make decisions regarding the care of an older loved one.  Many times families don’t know where to start, how to find services, or understand the resources available to them. Our Geriatric Care Management program can help you navigate the road map of decisions and tasks related to the care of the aging adult in your life.  Working with families, our care manager’s expertise provides the answers at a time of uncertainty.   Let us be the expert and sort out the details for you.

The program provides families with the appropriate resources and support which ensure quality care for loved ones while providing caregivers peace of mind.

“Athens Community Council on Aging is always trying to be proactive in gaining services that the Northeast Georgia area may need and this is a great asset to the community.  Mattee has worked extremely hard and will be one of only two certified Geriatric Care Managers in our area.  We are so proud to have her on staff and to be able to see the work that she is doing helping people navigate as they age,” stated Jennie Deese, CEO of Athens Community Council on Aging. She went on to say, “We get calls from children or neighbors with aging adults in their lives and just don’t know which direction to turn.  There are so many options and every single person’s needs are different.  Mattee helps guide them.”

CLICK HERE for more information or to read about our Geriatric Case Manager, Mattee Barkdoll.

There is more news coming on this new program so stay tuned…

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March for Meals 2015 – Sign Up Today!!!

The Athens Community Council on Aging is partnering with the national March for Meals campaign by pledging to end senior hunger by 2020.  Please join us for the 5K/12K Run/Walk to help end senior hunger in Athens and to support the local Meals on Wheels program at ACCA! This event is now a Peachtree qualifier. Click HERE to register.

Date: 3/28/2015 – 5K 8am; 12K 9am

Virtual Race: By popular demand, you can run a virtual 5K or 12K this year.  Run at your house, on a treadmill, in the park, and at your convenience any time before March 28, 2015. Virtual racers won’t qualify for the Peachtree or receive overall awards but you will receive a bib number, t-shirt, and/or finisher medal in the mail.  Please share your virtual race pictures with us with the hashtag #m4m2015 #MFMmoment #myfinishline

Show Us Your Finish Line: Meals on Wheels provides meals 5 days a week, 12 months a year, and in all 50 states and that is what we want to accomplish through our “Show Us Your Finish Line” campaign.  We want someone in every state to complete our Virtual race this year and send us a picture showing us your finish line.

Proceeds: Proceeds go to the local Meals on Wheels program, which provides more than 300 healthy meals to area citizens a day.

T-shirts:  T-shirts are guaranteed to runners and virtual runners who register by 3/17/2015.  Choice of Dri-fit (pre-registered only) or cotton.

12K Finisher Medals: All 12K finishers (virtual and day of) will receive a shiny customized medal to add to their running bling.

Virtual Racers:  Virtual race packets (including bib, t-shirt, and/or medal) will begin to be mailed out on 3/2/2015. Virtual racers signing up after 3/14/2015 will receive packets (t-shirt, bib and/or finisher medal) within 1 week of registration. T-shirts not guaranteed after 3/14/2015 registration.

Registration: Registration will be available on day of race but prices will increase by $5.  Click HERE to register.

Awards: All 12K runners and virtual runners will receive a finisher medal.  Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and top three Male/Female winners in age groups starting at 10 and under through 75 and over. Complete results will be available online within 24 hours at, and

Directions: Virtual racers can run anytime, anywhere.  That’s the perk to the virtual race.  Sign up and run at your convenience.  For the actual race on March 28, 2015, the start and finish will be at the Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601. Don’t forget to “Show Us Your Finish Line.”

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Photo credit: Bill Flatt

Athens Community Council on Aging  is excited to announce KaDee Holt, ACCA’s Chief Marketing Officer, was inducted into the Athens Rotary Club on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  Phil Bettendor from Athens First Bank and Trust sponsored KaDee for membership.  Rotarians practice the Four-Way Test.  It is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:  “Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”

Athens Rotary Club was chartered on March 12, 1920 and has established itself both in the local community and in the Rotary community, as evidenced by its continuing tradition of service above self.

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