The Buddy Program

Buddy ProgramThe Buddy Program matches vetted volunteers, age 55 and up, with older adults based on shared interests. The goal of the program is to foster supportive relationships around a hobby or activity allowing both the Buddy and the volunteer to learn, teach and grow.

Are you an older adult that has left behind a beloved hobby such as gardening or fishing as it has become harder to do alone? Let us help you find a volunteer that shares your interest and can help you get the flowers blooming or the fish biting!

Would you or a family member like to participate in The Buddy Program?Buddy Program Volunteer
Call our Family Service Navigator at 706-549-4850 for more information.

Are you interested in serving as a Buddy Program Volunteer?
Click here to visit our Senior Corps Volunteer page.

Latest News & Events

Center for Active Living in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution!
Center for Active Living in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution!

The Center for Active Living (CAL) is a wellness center dedicated to keeping older adults active, independent and thriving. We offer exciting opportunities to learn, connect, explore, and contribute to community life. The Center is located in the heart of Athens, GA, a lively college town named by Forbes as […]

see more

2019 Age Well Live Well Award
2019 Age Well Live Well Award

May is known nationally as Older Americans Month. Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories and their contributions. This annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support and recognize our nation’s older citizens. This year’s theme, “Connect, Create and Contribute,” […]

see more

2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

According to the Administration for Community Living, “Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, […]

see more

Here’s how you can help our mission