Archive for 2019
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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, […]
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,” […]