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 service to more than 16,000 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.

We believe in a strong community at ACCA. Our core values describe not only only what we do, but who we are. Our commitment to ensuring our organization meets these values gives us the support to help all older adults in the community Age Well.

Our Core Values

Latest News & Events

UGA Vet Home Visits for Meals on Wheels Clients
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 […]

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Spectrum Laptop Giveaway
Spectrum Laptop Giveaway

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is proud to announce that it has received a donation of laptops from Charter Spectrum to promote the availability of expanded broadband access and Spectrum Internet Assist. The laptops will be given to older adults through a campaign beginning 8AM on February 3, […]

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Nominate an Older Adult for the 2020 Annual Age Well, Live Well Award!
Nominate an Older Adult for the 2020 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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