Archive for 2019

10/17/2019

Feeling Depressed? Here’s How Medicare Can Help.

Article by Teresa Greenhill Depression is extremely common in older adults. According to some statistics, approximately two million seniors in the United States live with depression. Fortunately, once you recognize the symptoms, you can ask for help. And if you have Medicare, many of the services you need are covered. […]

10/16/2019

Charter Spectrum Donation!

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is proud to announce that it has received a donation of 50 laptops from Charter Spectrum to promote the availability of expanded broadband access and Spectrum Internet Assist. The laptops will be given to older adults receiving services through ACCA’s 14 programs. On […]

09/26/2019

National Senior Center Month!

It’s National Senior Center Month! This September, Senior Centers nationally are celebrating “The Keys to Aging Well”. It’s no secret around here, ACCA believes everyone should have the opportunity to age well. At our Center for Active Living, we have several unique opportunities dedicated to keeping older adults active, independent […]

09/20/2019

ACCA Celebrates National Adult Day Services Week

It’s National Adult Day Services Week! This special week has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed on September 27, 1983, by former President Ronald Reagan to raise awareness of the availability and accessibility of adult day programs nationwide. This year’s theme is “Voice, Vision and Value”. For the past […]

09/12/2019

Check out our latest issue of Connections!

  Click here to check out our latest issue of Connections! Learn more about the latest happenings at ACCA, four-legged fur kids, our friends from Frankie and Andy’s Place, and pet friendly places to visit around town. We love this issue and know you will, too!

09/05/2019

Grandparents Day 2019

Throughout the country, Grandparents and other relative caregivers provide a safe and loving home to their grandchildren or other children in their care. More than 7.8 million children in the United States live in a household headed by a grandparent or relative caregiver. Since 2006, ACCA has supported relative caregivers […]

09/05/2019

SCSEP Works!

After several years of unsuccessful job searching, Gladys came to the Senior Community Service Employment Program looking for help. While training with the program, she established a wonderful support system and learned valuable skills needed to get back into the workforce. Through a partnership with The Classic Center, she was […]

08/05/2019

A New School Year for ACCA’s Foster Grandparents

Strien Barnett is looking forward to another school year serving as a Foster Grandparent. For 5 years, Ms. Barnett has been serving as a Foster Grandparent at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School where she spends one-on-one time with the children, developing opportunities for them to grow and learn. “I enjoy working […]

07/22/2019

Meals on Wheels Receives $2,500 from Meals on Wheels Loves Pets Grant!

The Athens Community Council on Aging is proud to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support Will’s Pet Pantry, a pet support program of ACCA. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and veterinary care for the pets of local seniors, […]

07/18/2019

Foster Cat Research Study

Join UGA’s Foster Cat Research Study! To learn more about this study and how to become involved, please contact Dr. Don Scott or Dr. Sherry Sanderson at (706) 542-8310. Have you been thinking about getting a 4-legged companion? If so, would you be willing to foster a cat with the […]

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