Archive for 2019

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 […]

07/16/2019

Check out our latest issue of Connections!

Click here to check out our latest issue of Connections! Learn how to make healthy popsicles, check out Avid Bookshop’s summer reading list and catch up on all of the latest happenings at ACCA!

07/02/2019

ACCA’s Center for Active Living Expanding Services!

Through a partnership with the City of Winterville and the Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging, ACCA is now serving lunch at the Winterville Center for Community and Culture on Tuesdays. Come on our for great wellness programs and enjoy a meal, too! If you’re an Athens or neighboring resident […]

06/03/2019

2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

According to the Administration for Community Living, “Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, […]

05/29/2019

2019 Age Well Live Well Award

May is known nationally as Older Americans Month. Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories and their contributions. This annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support and recognize our nation’s older citizens. This year’s theme, “Connect, Create and Contribute,” […]

05/07/2019

Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Northeast Georgia. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing […]

05/07/2019

Center for Active Living in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution!

The Center for Active Living (CAL) is a wellness center dedicated to keeping older adults active, independent and thriving. We offer exciting opportunities to learn, connect, explore, and contribute to community life. The Center is located in the heart of Athens, GA, a lively college town named by Forbes as […]

05/06/2019

ACCA retroProm 2019 Photos!

What a wonderful, totally radical, event! Thank you for joining ACCA as we celebrated aging at retroProm 2019. Congratulations to Christopher Jordan and Melinda Edwards, ACCA’s 2019 retroProm King and Queen! Thank you to everyone who joined us and to our Prom Court, Shawn Butcher, Jane Sadler Greenway, Jennifer Greenhaw Duvall and Todd Laseter. With your […]

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