09/20/2019

ACCA Celebrates National Adult Day Services Week

It’s National Adult Day Services Week! This special week has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed on September 27, 1983, by former President Ronald Reagan to raise awareness of the availability and accessibility of adult day programs nationwide. This year’s theme is “Voice, Vision and Value”. For the past […]

09/12/2019

Check out our latest issue of Connections!

  Click here to check out our latest issue of Connections! Learn more about the latest happenings at ACCA, four-legged fur kids, our friends from Frankie and Andy’s Place, and pet friendly places to visit around town. We love this issue and know you will, too!

09/05/2019

Grandparents Day 2019

Throughout the country, Grandparents and other relative caregivers provide a safe and loving home to their grandchildren or other children in their care. More than 7.8 million children in the United States live in a household headed by a grandparent or relative caregiver. Since 2006, ACCA has supported relative caregivers […]

09/05/2019

SCSEP Works!

After several years of unsuccessful job searching, Gladys came to the Senior Community Service Employment Program looking for help. While training with the program, she established a wonderful support system and learned valuable skills needed to get back into the workforce. Through a partnership with The Classic Center, she was […]

08/05/2019

A New School Year for ACCA’s Foster Grandparents

Strien Barnett is looking forward to another school year serving as a Foster Grandparent. For 5 years, Ms. Barnett has been serving as a Foster Grandparent at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School where she spends one-on-one time with the children, developing opportunities for them to grow and learn. “I enjoy working […]

07/22/2019

Meals on Wheels Receives $2,500 from Meals on Wheels Loves Pets Grant!

The Athens Community Council on Aging is proud to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support Will’s Pet Pantry, a pet support program of ACCA. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and veterinary care for the pets of local seniors, […]

07/18/2019

Foster Cat Research Study

Join UGA’s Foster Cat Research Study! To learn more about this study and how to become involved, please contact Dr. Don Scott or Dr. Sherry Sanderson at (706) 542-8310. Have you been thinking about getting a 4-legged companion? If so, would you be willing to foster a cat with the […]

07/16/2019

Check out our latest issue of Connections!

Click here to check out our latest issue of Connections! Learn how to make healthy popsicles, check out Avid Bookshop’s summer reading list and catch up on all of the latest happenings at ACCA!

07/02/2019

ACCA’s Center for Active Living Expanding Services!

Through a partnership with the City of Winterville and the Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging, ACCA is now serving lunch at the Winterville Center for Community and Culture on Tuesdays. Come on our for great wellness programs and enjoy a meal, too! If you’re an Athens or neighboring resident […]

06/03/2019

2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

According to the Administration for Community Living, “Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, […]

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