Connections, Spring 2023

From the perspective of experts apart of three different generations: what does aging REALLY mean today? You’ll find out in this issue of Connections! You’ll also hear from Kitty Meyran – recently retired long-time YMCA leader – about aging well and living well. And those fuzzy friends that keep many […]


Top 10 Podcasts for Older Adults – That Aren’t About Health!

Growing older is filled with a variety of experiences, and yet, most content for older adults is focused on health and fitness. These topics are important (and we do cover them at ACCA), but we also believe there is so much MORE involved in aging. Aging and living well means […]


Starting Feb. 6, ACCA Host Free Aging Mastery Program

The Athens Community Council on Aging is empowering older adults to build their own personal playbooks for aging and living well. Starting Feb. 6, ACCA will host the Aging Mastery Program at its Center for Active Living and virtually on Zoom from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. Created by the National […]


Connections, Winter 2023

Health of all kinds is important. And nutrition, access to resources and proper perspective on aging contribute to health in more ways than one. Hear from Athens legend Bertis Downs – former manager for REM – in this edition of Connections to discover how he ages well and lives well; […]


From Eighteen to Eighty: How Volunteerism Brings Generations Together

There’s not much difference between 18 and 80.  In fact, teenagers and older adults actually have a lot in common. They both long for connection. They both want to feel valued. And, they both have a lot to offer the other.  That’s what the Jackson Student Leadership Council realized when […]


2022 Annual Report

Over the last 55 years, ACCA has been shaped by the changing needs of the people it serves. As we access the changed landscape of our post-pandemic communities, we’re looking back while thinking forward. And through it all, we’re determined to continue our legacy of promoting aging well through engagement, […]


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 […]

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