“Having something to do as an older person, especially a job, makes you feel more involved and valued. It keeps you active and is very fulfilling. “
March 28, 2018
Older adults make a lasting impact on our community by sharing their experience, knowledge, creativity, and heart. These stories are examples of how each of us can Age Well and Live Well.
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 Well and Live Well.
We seek nominees from a diversity of backgrounds who have made a difference in the lives of others and exemplify the spirit of aging well.
To submit a nomination please download the online form, complete and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to ACCA 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601 ATTN: Allyn Rippin. You may also call (706) 549-4850 for an application.
Deadline for nominations to be received is April 24, 2020. All nominees, including the award recipient, will be recognized at the Awards Reception.
“I was taking a seventh-grade Social Studies class and we were studying the history of slavery. It was right around the time of the Civil Rights era. We talked about how certain people’s rights weren’t protected because they didn’t have a voice, and how important it was for those of us who were educated to speak up for others. I’d never met a lawyer until my first year of college, but I thought that’s something I want to do, to have a voice for the people who weren’t able to do that.”
July 2, 2019
It’s time to break out your ruffles and bows, dust off your blue crushed velvet blazer, and join us for a radical, totally epic, night! After a year of much anticipation, ACCA presents our sixth annual retroProm on May 1st at The Foundry, featuring music from Electric Avenue. No retroProm […]
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, […]
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 […]