Athens Community Council on Aging
- 135 Hoyt St.|
- Athens GA 30601
- Region: Downtown
Founded in 1967 by local citizens, the Athens Community Council on Aging, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, aims to maintain and enrich the lives of older persons in the 12 counties of Northeast Georgia. ACCA's programs enable older persons to live independently at home and offer opportunities for employment, volunteerism, and other activities. ACCA is a resource for education, information, referral, counseling, and general assistance.
-To foster independent living and prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization.
-To offer opportunities for participation in community life through a variety of educational and recreational activities, volunteer roles and employment.
-To advocate for the rights of older adults and persons with disabilities in the community and long term care facilities.
-To enhance the image of aging through community awareness, education, and networking.
-To identify needs and coordinate available funding and volunteer resources to maximize choices for older adults and persons with disabilities.
-To provide support for caregivers.