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Senior Leadership Academy 2019
What is Senior Leadership Academy?
Senior Leadership Academy offers an opportunity for participants to gain the knowledge and network needed to effectively advocate for positive change in the Athens community. The Academy increases the community’s awareness of older adults as leaders and provides avenues to harness their skills and engage them as allies.
Older adults who are looking for a more meaningful way to get engaged in the Athens community. Whether you’re new to the community or have lived here your whole life, you will learn something new and meet like-minded people.
What will you gain by participating?
- A strong network of leaders in the Athens community
- Guidance in navigating opportunities for leadership
- A new perspective of your community
- How much does this program cost?
- It’s $250 per person. Register before December 15 to receive the Early Bird Discount of $230.
- What all is included in the cost?
- 6 learning hours and a lunch.
- When does the program start?
- It begins Thursday, January 24th and continues for the next nine Thursdays through March 28th.
- What time is the program?
- It is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1/24 – Orientation – Past, Present, & Future of Athens and How You Fit into it
1/31 – Education – Education in Athens: from local school district to Senior Tuition Waivers with local colleges
2/7 – Government – Get a backstage tour of court system, plus hear from several ACC departments
2/14 – Culture & Arts – Highlighting some of Athens unique places to see art including Georgia’s Museum of Art, UGA’s Performing Arts Center, and more
2/21 – Aging in Athens – ACCA’s programs including Meals on Wheels, RSVP, and more ways to volunteer
2/28 – Transportation – Current issues with transportation in Athens in particular with older adults – Visit Multi-Modal Center, hear from ACC Transit, and more
3/7 – Healthcare – Piedmont Athens Regional shares what they are doing for older adults and how you can get involved
3/14 – Recreation & Activities – This will be an active day showing off Athens’ fun places to be outside including Sandy Creek, Pickle Ball, and more
3/21 – Housing – This day will address senior housing issues and what Athens’ future holds
3/28 – Conclusion & Graduation Festivities
Please fill out the form and return to Tegan Hurley, firstname.lastname@example.org by January 18, 2019.
IT’S THE DANCE PARTY OF THE YEAR!!
You know you want to. Let’s do it all again!
Let’s go to back again to our totally rad, totally awesome PROM!
Whether you graduated high school in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or even beyond the millennium, the music of the South’s greatest dance band, ELECTRIC AVENUE will have those feet tappin’ and the body swayin’ to the tunes and memories!
The retroProm is our largest fundraising event of the year. All revenues that we make from the Prom benefit so many local older adults in the areas of health and wellness, meals and caregiver support. On a daily basis, seniors deal with social isolation, hunger, lack of employment opportunities and skills, access to good healthcare, and dependable transportation to doctor appointments, grocery store or pharmacy. ACCA offers 14 programs and services to support these issues for seniors and their caregivers.
Sign up to be on the retroProm Court today! Fill out the form below and return to Victoria Chitko, email@example.com or 135 Hoyt Street Athens, GA 30601.
Congratulations to the 2018 retroProm King and Queen, David Walton and Kate Cook!
David, Kate, and fellow court members, Mark Bell, Mike Leggett, Frances Gibson, and Laura Leiden raised a staggering $41,001!
Overall, the event raised $55,885!!!
Thank you to everyone who made this night such a success.
Countless current clients as well as those on the waiting lists for our services will be impacted by your support!
Be a Santa to a Senior
In partnership with Home Instead, Athens Community Council on Aging identifies seniors in the community to provide gifts to those who might not receive a gift during this holiday season.
Gift tags in the shape of an ornament are distributed to several businesses throughout the community who have joined forces with this event. The public is welcomed to take an ornament that has the senior’s list of items and sizes, and fulfill their wishes! It’s like playing Santa for someone you don’t know!
On December 11, we have a HUGE gift wrapping party where dozens of Volunteers don their elf hats and wrap the gifts in festive paper while Christmas tunes play in the background. If you are having a tough time getting into the Holiday Spirit, this is the place to be!
Click here to sign up to be a volunteer for our wrapping party taking place December 11 from 4:00 pm to 7 pm.
March for Meals 5K
Each year, the entire month of March is designated as March for Meals! Sponsored nationally by Meals on Wheels America and locally by Athens Community Council on Aging, the month is celebrated with a variety of opportunities to learn more about and experience the efforts at filling the plates of the older adults within our own community who are homebound or without the resources to prepare a healthy meal for themselves.
The month culminates with our March for Meals 5K on the last Saturday morning of March. Runners and walkers enjoy the early morning jaunt through some of Athens’ most beautiful streets at the height of early Spring!
1 in every 5 Athens-Clarke County older adult is at risk for hunger.
As Athens begins to make plans to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, the Athens Community Council on Aging and the Campus Kitchen at UGA want to ensure that no senior in our community is left out of this holiday tradition.
We are asking the community for donations to be used to purchase uncooked turkeys that will provide more than 900 Thanksgiving meals to seniors, but will also fund senior hunger initiatives for the entire year!
With your generous support, we can provide older adults an opportunity to gather around the table with their families for a day of thanks. We offer a variety of options to make your donation – mailing or dropping by our offices with cash or check, use the Donate button year-round on this page and select Turkeypalooza in the dropdown box for credit card gifts, or join us on our crowd-funding online campaign through Mighty Cause.
Help us feed the spirit of family!