Congratulations Keith!!

Keith Adams receives the Presidents Award from Janet Payne and the Georgia Council of Community Ombudsmen.

ACCA is so excited and proud to announce that Keith Adams was presented the annual Presidents award at the Spring Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Training Conference held this week in Macon.  This award is a peer award, presented by a Community Ombudsman to a fellow Community Ombudsman through the Georgia Council of Community Ombudsmen. The award is presented to an ombudsman to acknowledge a positive impact professionally and/or personally on the Georgia Ombudsman Program and/or on the person giving the award.  Keith was awarded the President’s Award by Janet Payne, the 2014 winner and LTCO Coordinator from the Southern Crescent area of Georgia.

Keith joined the ACCA Long-Term Care Ombudsman team in December 2013.  Before joining this program, he worked as the coordinator for ACCA’s Winder Adult Day Health facility.  “Keith has been a member of the ACCA staff for almost 12 years and we are so excited he has been recognized with the prestigious award.  He is a dedicated employee and always gives 100% so it is no surprise that he would be recognized at the state level,” stated Nita Norris, ACCA Personnel Director.

ACCA’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights of nursing home and personal care home residents, provides educational opportunities, and investigates and resolves complaints in long-term care facilities.  It can help caregivers and family find a facility that is right for your loved one. The singular focus is to protect the rights of residents in long-term care facility. For a copy of these rights or to find out more about this program, please contact ACCA’s LTCO office at 706-549-4850 or click HERE.

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It’s Getting Hot!!

It’s getting hot, hot, HOT and the ACCA Meals on Wheels program needs your help.   We are in need of fans to be donated to our clients to help keep them cool and healthy this summer.  Fans alone will not prevent heat related emergencies, but when paired with the daily contact with our volunteers, we can be sure that our clients are staying as cool as possible and that they will get medical treatment if necessary.

There are a few different ways that you can donate to this cause:

  • You can also donate fans that you may have in your home that you are no longer using.  We ask that these fans be in good working order.
  • Monetary donation for ACCA to purchase the fans.
  • You can purchase the fans yourself and bring them to ACCA.

If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Jessica Craft or Morgan O’Kelley at 706-549-4850.  For other items needed by our Meals on Wheels program and other programs at ACCA, check out our wish list HERE.

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THe Prep Visits ACCA – THANK YOU!!

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.

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Thank You Athens!!!

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.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors for retroPROM

CLICK HERE for tickets to tonight’s retroPROM fundraiser for ACCA.

Read more about it HERE.

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