“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
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 […]
ACCA friends, We have an exciting new initiative happening at ACCA and we can’t wait to share it with you! Introducing Athens Eats Together! You may be wondering, what is Athens Eats Together? Athens Eats Together is a county-wide initiative created to provide emergency food relief to any Clarke-County resident facing […]
Although disruption of our normal routine is happening all around us, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is still available to advocate for the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents of Nursing Homes, Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Communities. I used to work in long-term care facilities and can […]
A collection of feel-good stories and videos to illustrate that sometimes the best moments happen in life’s second act! 80-year-old retiree takes his rescued dogs on a train ride twice a week 81-year-old graduates college, fulfilling decades old promise to his mother 89-Year-Old Sews 600 Masks While Listening to the […]
As we collectively work to keep our friends and families safe and well by social distancing, we are thinking of creative ways to stay connected to one another. During challenging times, reassurance is an important part of the equation and we want to ensure social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. […]
Dear ACCA Friends, As the public health crisis emerged, we ensured that those we serve, those who are the most vulnerable to the covid-19 virus, will not be left behind. In 48 hours, we closed the majority of our programs and shifted our daily operations with an abundance of precaution, […]
Dear ACCA Friends, I want you to know that ACCA is closely monitoring communications from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) so that we can stay on top of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are determined to be a voice of calm and strength […]