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.

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Latest News & Events

Check out our latest issue of Connections!
Check out our latest issue of Connections!

  Click here to check out our latest issue of Connections! Learn more about the latest happenings at ACCA, four-legged fur kids, our friends from Frankie and Andy’s Place, and pet friendly places to visit around town. We love this issue and know you will, too!

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Charter Spectrum Donation!
Charter Spectrum Donation!

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is proud to announce that it has received a donation of 50 laptops from Charter Spectrum to promote the availability of expanded broadband access and Spectrum Internet Assist. The laptops will be given to older adults receiving services through ACCA’s 14 programs. On […]

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Feeling Depressed? Here’s How Medicare Can Help.
Feeling Depressed? Here’s How Medicare Can Help.

Article by Teresa Greenhill Depression is extremely common in older adults. According to some statistics, approximately two million seniors in the United States live with depression. Fortunately, once you recognize the symptoms, you can ask for help. And if you have Medicare, many of the services you need are covered. […]

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