What the Center for Active Living Means to Me

Since 2017, the Center for Active Living has given participant Marcy Tanner the opportunity to build connections and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learn what CAL means to her below! Why did you choose to get involved with CAL and why have you stayed? CAL’s local and distance travel opportunities are […]


Recieving and Giving: A Meals on Wheels Story

When people hear “Athens Community Council on Aging,” the first thing many think of is our Meals on Wheels program and for good reason. With the help of around 130 volunteers, the program provides almost 73,000 meals to 300 clients each year. ACCA’s dedicated staff and volunteers deliver healthy and […]


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 […]


Intentional Individuality: the heart behind ACCA’s Adult Day Health Center

If you ask Allyson Mann to describe ACCA’s Adult Day Health program in a few words, she’ll immediately say: Caring. Supportive. A Lifesaver.  As a caregiver for her father John, Allyson has personally experienced the benefits ACCA’s ADH program provides. Allyson has been caring for her father since early 2017 […]


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; […]


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 […]


Michele Driver – Discovering Purpose Within Hardship

For Michele Driver, one phone call changed everything. A year and a half ago, in the middle of the night, Driver answered a call. Waiting on the line was DFCS. They asked if she would come pick up Kendall, her six-year-old granddaughter.  Kendall had lost her mom three months before, […]


Meet Elizabeth Thompson

Thirteen years ago, Elizabeth Thompson started volunteering in our Adult Day Health program. She loved it so much she eventually became a full-time Adult Day Health Aide. She loves her clients deeply and has dedicated her life to caring for others both through her job and in her home. We […]


Samantha and Sybil: Foster Grandparent program brings generations together

In fall of 2021, Samantha Yvzellez was starting her first year as a teacher, ready but nervous to invest in her first grade class. Meanwhile, Sybil Sloan had recently moved from her hometown of Woodstock to live with her daughter in the Athens area. Although Sloan enjoyed being closer to […]


From Giving to Going: The story of a donor who also became a volunteer

It all started with a jewelry store. For forty years, Jack Stephen Hollis designed one-of-a-kind pieces for his clients and later their children. He loved interacting with each customer, working diligently to bring their ideas to life. Hollis never expected for his job to connect him to giving back to […]

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