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 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.

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Turkeypalooza 2022
Turkeypalooza 2022

Did you know? 1 in 10 Georgia adults age 50+ are at risk for food insecurity – and in Athens-Clarke county, that risk is doubled. By partnering with Campus Kitchen at UGA, ACCA is once again working to ensure that no senior in our community is left out this holiday […]

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Connections, Fall 2022
Connections, Fall 2022

Care – from self care to others-focused care – is central to overall wellbeing. In this edition of Connections, discover tips from Elaine Cook, who served as caregiver to her mom for 12 years; what questions to ask yourself to decide when you or your loved one needs more help; […]

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Starting Over At 71
Starting Over At 71

In an instant, everything can change. For Cathy Hope, it was a car crash. After the accident, Hope suffered a TBI, which later developed into a neurological condition that cost her the ability to drive. Living in rural New Mexico at the time, Hope relied on friends and neighbors to […]

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