Archive for the ‘Senior Corps’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

02/18/2019

What can ACCA do for you?

Many people don’t realize the full range of services we offer at ACCA. Do you need help navigating the complexity of Medicare or planning ahead to long term care needs? Are you or someone you love in need of nutritional support following a hospital stay or do you know a […]

07/10/2012

Congratulations Elise!

Elise North, the Senior Corps Program Director at ACCA, recently completed her Certificate in Aging from Boston University’s Institute for Geriatric Social Work.  Elise has been working on this program for over a year while balancing a her full time job at ACCA.  Elise oversees the Senior Corps program which […]

05/11/2012

Senior Corps Week – Outstanding Volunteers at Winding Hollow, Senior Companions

Dolores Waller, Senior Companion, sits between two of her clients at Winding Hollow The Senior Companions at Winding Hollow in Winder, GA and their clients are our final Outstanding Volunteers to celebrate Senior Corps Week!!  These women are lively, active, and fun – serving 20-30 hours each week with other […]

05/10/2012

Senior Corps Week – Outstanding Volunteer Dorothy Brown, Foster Grandparent

Mrs. Brown works one on one with academically struggling students.  She also reads with a student twice a week for 30 minutes.  At the beginning of the school year, this particular student was a behavior problem.  After working with Mrs. Brown throughout the school year, the student is calmer, has […]

05/09/2012

Senior Corps Week – Outstanding Volunteer Maxine Love, Foster Grandparent

Ms. Love has been a valuable asset to our classroom.  She has evolved into so much more than a volunteer!  She goes beyond that with the love and how interactive she is with the children. She reads, plays, talks, and laughs with them. We call her “Grandma Love.”  She has […]

05/07/2012

Senior Corps Week – Outstanding Volunteer Howard Benson, RSVP

Howard is what I would consider an “all-star” volunteer. Howard has been a volunteer for Winder HDM since July of 2009 and has been an excellent addition to this program. Howard is the kind of person that can make you smile just by spending a few minutes with him. Howard […]

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