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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: An unlikely duo find common ground through baseball and Meals on Wheels

David and Luther  “My wife, Benita, first volunteered for Meals on Wheels, but had some other things come up. Benita said, ‘I think it’s time for me to give up the route.’ And I had actually ridden with her a couple of times and was semi-retired. So, I said don’t […]


Leslie: Recognizing Need In Her Own Backyard

“The one thing you learn when volunteering for Meals on Wheels is that a lot of these seniors are homebound, and their loneliness is a big element. I’ve learned that sometimes they don’t see a lot of people, and it’s nice to take the time to chat, ask how they […]


Harvey and Sylvia: Discovering Unexpected Friendships

“I first learned about Meals on Wheels through our neighbors, Tom and Ann, who have each been handling routes on Monday mornings for probably fifteen years. Having heard of many of their experiences, Tom allowed me to ride with him on his route one Monday morning. That’s all it took […]


Beverly: Volunteering Through Generations

“My husband’s dad, Bill, was actually a Meals on Wheels volunteer for several years in Athens. He even won an award as one of the best volunteers. My mother delivered for Meals on Wheels, too. So, I learned from Bill and my mom about the whole Meals on Wheels process. […]


What Older Adults LOVE About ACCA!

We think our members are the BEST around and couldn’t miss the opportunity to highlight a few of them. We sat down with a handful of our participants to discuss what they enjoy about ACCA. Their answers had us blushing. Read them below!    David   David’s been coming to ACCA […]


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 […]


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 […]

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