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The Athens Community Council on Aging is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities through services and advocacy.
Founded in 1967 by local citizens, the Council on Aging aims to maintain and enrich the lives of older person in the 12 counties of Northeast Georgia and beyond. ACCA's services enable older persons to live independently at home and offer opportunities for employment, volunteerism, and community engagement. ACCA is a resource for education, information, referral, counseling, and general assistance. Services include the Center for Active Living, Athens-Clarke and Barrow County Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, Adult Day Health Centers in Athens and Barrow Counties, Senior Employment, Senior Service Corps programs (Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Long Term Care Ombudsman advocacy services for those living in personal care or nursing homes, Geriatric Care Management, GeorgiaCares Medicare counseling, and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a kinship care program for adults raising their non-child relatives.