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Fun To Know Winter 2020

Winter Chautauqua Organizers of the first annual Athens Chautauqua program to be held in June are holding a Winter Chautauqua with co-sponsor Athens-Clarke County Library...

Need To Know Winter 2020

Census jobs The Census Bureau is now recruiting and training people to be census takers when Census Day 2020 kicks off April 1. These temporary...

Healthy Us Winter 2020

Research: Healthy aging in couples The UGA Dept. of Kinesiology is recruiting adults between 60 and 80 with their romantic partners to participate in a...

Georgia gerontology conference Dementia care, death doulas, workforce shortages

The 64thannual conference of the Georgia Gerontology Society attracted 260 aging care providers, professionals, educators, and businesses to Lake Oconee in July. Fully seven of...

Healthy Us Fall 2019

Time to get your flu shot The flu is already starting to show up in emergency rooms and hospitals throughout Georgia so now is the...

Fun To Know Fall 2019

Spotlight on the Arts Festival The University of Georgia’s annual festival returns for its eighth year with dozens of exhibitions and performances in the visual,...

Need To Know Fall 2019

Aging-related issues in 2020 The advocacy organization for older Georgians, CO-AGE, will be lobbying for two new issues in the 2020 state legislature. The first...

Join Us for on the Boom Day Bus!

A Free Ride & A Free Lunch Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 11 o’clock Meet your personal tour guides, Betsy Bean at the Georgia Mall Bus Stop...

Good to Know Spring 2019

Genealogy one-on-one The Heritage Room at the Athens Library now offers 45-minute personal consultations with a librarian. This is offered four times a month and...

Artistically Designed Bus Shelters in Athens

Here's a sample of the latest art shelters funded by the SPLOST program and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Program.

OLLI classes continue online

It is, or at least it was, easy to take everything around us for granted – our favorite restaurants, our walks, our routine. Sometimes...

Governor signs senior care safety bill

In a special summer session, the state legislature unanimously passed HB 987, which provides more safeguards for seniors in assisted living and personal care...

Stuck On A Cruise Ship and Other Stories of Sudden Change

Athens resident Wendy Bartels flew out of Atlanta on Feb. 29 for a two-week cruise along the coast of South America with her sister,...

Nursing Home Model In Trouble

Life and Death in Senior Living Facilities Senior Wire Getting older in American will never be the same, after the astonishing death toll in nursing homes...