01/17/2020

Small improvements can make a big difference!

In 2019, ACCA’s Center for Active Living received a generous grant from the Thanks Mom and Dad Fund to upgrade our audio/visual system. You could say our projector system dated back to the 20th century “stone ages”, with lots of wires and trip hazards, not to mention its share of […]

12/18/2019

UGA Vet Home Visits for Meals on Wheels Clients

Pets are such a beloved part of anyone’s family and that is certainly true for our Meals on Wheels clients. With obstacles that our clients face in their lives – access to transportation, limited mobility, financial resources – many find it hard to access veterinary care for their pets. Thanks […]

12/11/2019

15th Annual Be a Santa to a Senior

On Tuesday, December 10th, ACCA and Home Instead Senior Care hosted the 15th Annual Be A Santa to A Senior Program! Over 100 community volunteers came to help wrap over 3000 holiday presents for older adults in the Northeast Georgia area. Thank you to our wonderful community for being Santa to […]

11/21/2019

TurkeyPalooza 2019!

TurkeyPalooza is an annual event that partners ACCA and the Office of Service Learning’s Campus Kitchen at UGA in providing a full thanksgiving meal to food insecure older adults. Thanks to your generous donations, we raised $14,345, exceeding our goal of $13,000 to provide over 1,300 Thanksgiving meals to older […]

11/18/2019

Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year!

Exciting news! For the 12th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past eleven years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.2 million meals nationwide to seniors in need. Why does […]

10/22/2019

ACCA’s 2019 Annual Meeting

ACCA held its annual meeting Monday afternoon where staff, community partners, and board members were recognized and thanked for their efforts in making 2019 a successful year for ACCA.  This year’s theme, Stories of Us, told stories of the people that we serve, the innovative and impactful work that we […]

10/17/2019

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. […]

10/16/2019

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 […]

09/26/2019

National Senior Center Month!

It’s National Senior Center Month! This September, Senior Centers nationally are celebrating “The Keys to Aging Well”. It’s no secret around here, ACCA believes everyone should have the opportunity to age well. At our Center for Active Living, we have several unique opportunities dedicated to keeping older adults active, independent […]

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