Archive for 2019
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UGA Vet Home Visits for Meals on Wheels Clients
Pets are such a beloved part of anyone’s family and that is certainly true for our Meals on Wheels clients. With obstacles that our clients face in their lives – access to transportation, limited mobility, financial resources – many find it hard to access veterinary care for their pets. Thanks […]
15th Annual Be a Santa to a Senior
On Tuesday, December 10th, ACCA and Home Instead Senior Care hosted the 15th Annual Be A Santa to A Senior Program! Over 100 community volunteers came to help wrap over 3000 holiday presents for older adults in the Northeast Georgia area. Thank you to our wonderful community for being Santa to […]
TurkeyPalooza is an annual event that partners ACCA and the Office of Service Learning’s Campus Kitchen at UGA in providing a full thanksgiving meal to food insecure older adults. Thanks to your generous donations, we raised $14,345, exceeding our goal of $13,000 to provide over 1,300 Thanksgiving meals to older […]
Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year!
Exciting news! For the 12th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past eleven years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.2 million meals nationwide to seniors in need. Why does […]
ACCA’s 2019 Annual Meeting
ACCA held its annual meeting Monday afternoon where staff, community partners, and board members were recognized and thanked for their efforts in making 2019 a successful year for ACCA. This year’s theme, Stories of Us, told stories of the people that we serve, the innovative and impactful work that we […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]