Archive for the ‘Living Well. Aging Well.’ Category


Check out the Later Living Blog

Local Athenian, Warren Flick and his son Andrew started a blog in December 2011 about life after retirement.  In Warren’s words ” We started this venture because we both like to write. I wrote articles and other pieces as part of my career as a forestry professor, and now, after […]


Marie Norris Crowned 2012 Ms. Senior Athens

Marie Norris was crowned as the second Ms. Senior Athens yesterday at the Athens Country Club.  Huda Lillard won the first ever, People’s Choice Award and Bessie Freeman was 1st Runner Up and Anne Cook was 2nd Runner Up. With over 250 guests in attendance, the signature fundraiser for ACCA […]


Pick the People’s Choice Award Winner for the Ms. Senior Athens 2012

The People’s Choice Award was developed for the community, family, and friends to show support for a specific contestant and support for the fundraiser for ACCA. Each contestant can have donations made in their honor. The contestant with the most money raised for the fundraiser will be the 2012 People’s […]


Patty Duke Applies for Social Security

Watch Patty Duke apply online for Social Security retirement and Medicare benefits at home in her pajamas. To apply online visit


Athens Resident turns 114

Dr. Leila Denmark, an Athens resident, is now the 4th oldest person on earth and she has quite the story to tell.  ACCA would like to wish her the happiest birthday (a little late).  Please read more about her at her website and the article by Athens Banner-Herald here.


Senior Leadership Academy starts tomorrow…

And we still have a couple of open seats left for the exciting series. The Senior Leadership Academy is a community awareness program designed to develop informed, motivated, and committed, retired and semi-retired persons in the greater Athens area.  Each class is uniquely structured based on topic (such as Business, […]



ACCA AWARDED GRANT FOR GEORGIA’S FIRST VILLAGE ATHENS, GA – Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) through the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission and Georgia Division of Aging Services was recently awarded a grant to implement the first “village” in Georgia.  The village is not an actual structure but a concept.  […]


2012 Medicare Coverage – LIVE WEBCAST

Georgia Public Broadcasting will be holding a live broadcast on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Get your Medicare questions answered during the webcast by telephone (1-888-685-2815 or 404-685-2815, online chat, or be a member of the in-studio audience.  To be a member of […]


Who is Ms. Senior Athens?

Athens Community Council on Aging is thrilled to have recently crowned the first ever Ms. Senior Athens.  Ms. Senior Athens will represent the vivaciousness of aging gracefully, both physically and mentally.  If you haven’t heard, the new Ms. Senior Athens is Mrs. Annette Barfield and below is just a little […]

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