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.

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ACCA retroProm 2019 Photos!
ACCA retroProm 2019 Photos!

What a wonderful, totally radical, event! Thank you for joining ACCA as we celebrated aging at retroProm 2019. Congratulations to Christopher Jordan and Melinda Edwards, ACCA’s 2019 retroProm King and Queen! Thank you to everyone who joined us and to our Prom Court, Shawn Butcher, Jane Sadler Greenway, Jennifer Greenhaw Duvall and Todd Laseter. With your […]

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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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Center for Active Living in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution!
Center for Active Living in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution!

The Center for Active Living (CAL) is a wellness center dedicated to keeping older adults active, independent and thriving. We offer exciting opportunities to learn, connect, explore, and contribute to community life. The Center is located in the heart of Athens, GA, a lively college town named by Forbes as […]

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