ACCA’s mission is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education and support.

ACCA historicalIn July of 1967, a small group of concerned local citizens recognized the need for services supporting older adults in Athens and surrounding communities. Their efforts led to the creation of the Athens Community Council on Aging. Beginning with visitation and recreation programs utilizing volunteers, the Athens Community Council on Aging, has throughout its 50 year history grown to a private, non-profit organization providing 14 aging service programs to 27 counties in Georgia. ACCA’s history of successful program administration and innovative service delivery has made it one of the leading agencies of its type in the Southeast. Each year, ACCA provides direct service to more than 7,000 individuals and engages more than 200 volunteers. ACCA is truly a community agency that is grateful for the ongoing support of private citizens, academics, local businesses and local, state and federal legislators.

Latest News & Events

Senior Day at the Georgia State Capitol
Senior Day at the Georgia State Capitol

ACCA’s Center for Active Living joined the Georgia Council on Aging and other seniors throughout the state for Senior Day at the Georgia State Capitol last week. This annual event gives citizens a chance to learn about the legislative issues that impact seniors – such as increased funding for Home and […]

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March for Meals 5K
March for Meals 5K

The Athens Community Council on Aging along with Meals on Wheels America is excited to announce the 17th annual March for Meals campaign.  This campaign gives businesses, organizations, governments, and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to join the fight against senior hunger by participating in […]

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Nominate an Older Adult for the Annual Age Well Live Well Award!

ACCA believes you can explore your passion and make a difference at any age. Each May, during Older Americans Month, we celebrate an outstanding older adult age 60+ who is making a lasting impact on our community. With heart, dedication and experience, this honoree shows us all how to Age […]

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