Public Administration and Policy is working with Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) for the month of February. ACCA is a great organization whose mission is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education, and support. Throughout its 50-year history, Athens Community Council on Aging has grown to a private, non-profit organization providing 14 aging service programs to 25 counties in Georgia. ACCA’s history of successful program administration and innovative service delivery has made it one of the leading agencies of its type in the Southeast.

There are two great ways we can volunteer with ACCA this month:

Volunteer for GeorgiaCares!

This volunteer-based program provides free, unbiased, and factual information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with health and drug plans. GeorgiaCares helps people with Medicare understand their benefits, make informed decisions about health care options, and provide ways to protect themselves from Medicare fraud, error, and abuse. Learn more about GeorgiaCares here.

Volunteers will receive an in-depth training on all things Medicare to ensure they are providing accurate and up-to-date information. To learn more about this program and how you can get involved, please contact Jennifer Shaikun at (706) 549-4850 or


Register for the 9th annual March for Meals 5k on March 23rd!

The Athens Community Council on Aging, along with Meals on Wheels America is excited to announce the 17th annual March for Meals campaign. As part of this, for the 9th consecutive year, the Athens Community Council on Aging will be holding the March for Meals 5K to benefit our local Meals on Wheels program. So, whether you are a runner or a walker – register today!

Even if you can’t make it to the race you can still participate in the virtual race! Run at your house, on a treadmill, in the park, or with a group of friends any time before March 23rd. have fun sharing virtual race pictures and creating maps of your run! Visit their website or Facebook event for more details.

You can register for the race here.


We hope everyone takes a moment to check out these great opportunities. ACCA is definitely an organization worth supporting.