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.

Our Core Values

Latest News & Events

ACCA’s 2021 Annual Meeting
ACCA’s 2021 Annual Meeting

ACCA held its annual meeting Monday afternoon where staff and board members were recognized and thanked for their efforts in making 2020-2021 a successful year for ACCA.  This year’s theme, We Delivered, shows just how much our incredible staff, volunteers and partners did in the past year. At the meeting, […]

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What You Need to Know if You’re Downsizing Your Home
What You Need to Know if You’re Downsizing Your Home

Image via Pexels By Gabriel Patel What You Need to Know if You’re Downsizing Your Home Too much house can be a burden on your lifestyle. If you feel like you never catch up on chores or it takes ages to accomplish simple tasks at home, you might benefit from […]

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Year of Resiliency and Impact – When You Needed Us Most, We Delivered
Year of Resiliency and Impact – When You Needed Us Most, We Delivered

At ACCA, we have entered a season of HOPE. It has been one year since ACCA temporarily suspended in-person programming due to COVID-19. As we reflect on the past year, we are so proud of ACCA’s impact on the community. It has been a testament to a resilient mindset and […]

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WOO-HOO! ACCA Party Buses Rolled Through Athens!
WOO-HOO! ACCA Party Buses Rolled Through Athens!

We are in the dog days of summer and it is hard to believe that it is August already. Our work at ACCA continues and we are so proud to have provided nearly 99,000 emergency food relief meals to over 1,900 seniors since March 16. Woo-Hoo! We often email or yell […]

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COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources

ACCA friends, We at ACCA strongly encourage you to continue following guidelines of wearing masks in public, socially distancing and washing your hands. It’s important that all of us, regardless of age, do so to help stop the spread. We also encourage you to get a vaccine and have a […]

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