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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 […]


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 […]


Starting Over At 71

In an instant, everything can change. For Cathy Hope, it was a car crash. After the accident, Hope suffered a TBI, which later developed into a neurological condition that cost her the ability to drive. Living in rural New Mexico at the time, Hope relied on friends and neighbors to […]


Samantha and Sybil: Foster Grandparent program brings generations together

In fall of 2021, Samantha Yvzellez was starting her first year as a teacher, ready but nervous to invest in her first grade class. Meanwhile, Sybil Sloan had recently moved from her hometown of Woodstock to live with her daughter in the Athens area. Although Sloan enjoyed being closer to […]


From Giving to Going: The story of a donor who also became a volunteer

It all started with a jewelry store. For forty years, Jack Stephen Hollis designed one-of-a-kind pieces for his clients and later their children. He loved interacting with each customer, working diligently to bring their ideas to life. Hollis never expected for his job to connect him to giving back to […]


How We’ve Grown: Q&A With Current ACCA President and CEO, Eve Anthony

To celebrate our 55th anniversary, we sat down with ACCA Director Eve Anthony. Here is our story. Q: How has ACCA grown and thrived over the past 55 years? Initially, our founders in 1967 recognized in the Athens community that there was not an organization that specialized in serving older […]


Kathryn Fowler: Age Well, Live Well

Throughout Kathryn Fowler’s career (did you know she was our former executive director?) and life she’s learned a lot about aging well and living well. Here’s her story. What was your early life like? I was born in Columbia, South Carolina. From age three, I lived in Florence, South Carolina. […]


CNA, more than a job

It does not matter whether Shayla Smith is sick or on vacation – the letters still come. “I have one client who will write me a letter every single day until I come back to work. He’ll say ‘I really do miss you, hope you come back soon’,”said Smith, a […]


Registration now open for the 12th Annual March for Meals 5K!

DATE March 26, 2022 PLACE Creature Comforts Brewing Co 271 W. Hancock Ave Athens, GA US 30601 DESCRIPTION The Athens Community Council on Aging presents the 2022 March for Meals 5K. All proceeds go to the local Meals on Wheels program at ACCA, which provides more than 1500 healthy meals […]

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