Archive for 2020

06/17/2020

ACCA Celebrates Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, several of ACCA’s staff are recognizing their dads by telling their story and donating in their honor. Please share your father’s story with us and we will include it below and some will be featured on our social media pages. Send your story and photo to alancaster@accaging.org. […]

06/15/2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2020

“Lifting Up Voices” World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations; with the purpose of providing an opportunity to raise awareness and open a dialogue regarding the often unreported crime of elder […]

05/29/2020

Older Americans Month – Celebrating Dr. Walter Allen Sr.

The theme of Older Americans Month 2020 is Make Your Mark. As we close out the month of May, ACCA would like to recognize Dr. Walter Allen Sr., a local trailblazer who has made his mark on the Athens community in a big way for over 50 years. Destined for […]

05/26/2020

ACCA’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – A Resource for You and Your Family

Although disruption of our normal routine is happening all around us, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is still available to advocate for the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents of Nursing Homes, Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Communities. I used to work in long-term care facilities and can […]

05/06/2020

WE DID IT! Giving Tuesday Update

Dear ACCA friends, We did it! Three simple words. One small phrase. But today, it embodies so much more. To me, it evokes a sense of pride, compassion and community. For our seniors, it means more nourishing meals during a time of uncertainty. ACCA’s goal for Giving Tuesday was $5,000. This amount […]

04/28/2020

Senior Moments

A collection of feel-good stories and videos to illustrate that sometimes the best moments happen in life’s second act! 80-year-old retiree takes his rescued dogs on a train ride twice a week 81-year-old graduates college, fulfilling decades old promise to his mother 89-Year-Old Sews 600 Masks While Listening to the […]

04/21/2020

COVID-19 Resources

ACCA friends, We continue to think of our extended ACCA family during this time and miss seeing all of you! It’s important for you to stay informed, stay active and stay connected during this time you are at home. We have compiled a list of resources for you and your […]

04/07/2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

As we collectively work to keep our friends and families safe and well by social distancing, we are thinking of creative ways to stay connected to one another. During challenging times, reassurance is an important part of the equation and we want to ensure social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. […]

03/20/2020

ACCA In Action

Dear ACCA Friends, As the public health crisis emerged, we ensured that those we serve, those who are the most vulnerable to the covid-19 virus, will not be left behind. In 48 hours, we closed the majority of our programs and shifted our daily operations with an abundance of precaution, […]

03/16/2020

How to be aware of Coronavirus Scams

Take precautions! There are several COVID-19 themed scams occurring throughout the US. These include: Text messages that appear to come from the Social Security Office. The texts warn about a Social Security number problem and ask the recipient to call a number back to resolve the problem and avoid legal […]

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