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Athens, Community News Arbor Terrace of Athens School Supply Drive

No child should start school without all the supplies needed for learning. To help make sure that local children in grades K-5 were ready for school and stocked with all the required supplies, the Engagement team at Arbor Terrace of Athens organized a School Supply Drive – with a great response! 

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state botanical garden of Georgia Things to Know About the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

The University of Georgia is the proud home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden. The Garden is actually several smaller gardens, each of which changes seasonally. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of educational special events, volunteer, or even join Friends of the Garden. If you live in Athens and relish natural splendor, make the State Botanical Garden your home away from home.

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Athens, Community News Arbor Terrace of Athens hooks residents with fishing event

Summer afternoons are prime time for relaxing with a fishing pole, and this week the staff at Arbor Terrace of Athens gave residents a taste of those bygone days. 

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Athens, Community News Arbor communities celebrate Independence Day

The Fourth of July is one of the biggest days of the year for Americans, and the nation’s birthday was a big one for residents at communities all across The Arbor Company. Arbor Terrace of Athens (Athens, Ga.) celebrated Independence Day for the week leading up to the holiday. The fun festivities, all of them safe, senior-friendly and socially distanced, included patriotic arts and crafts, games and an All-American cookout-style lunch with a menu featuring Coney Island hot dogs and Georgia peach pie.

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Senior Activities, Senior Life Senior-Friendly Fourth of July Activities in Athens

Georgia is no longer under a shelter-in-place order, and cities and counties are prohibited from shuttering businesses or ordering citizens to stay home. However, Gov. Kemp’s executive orders regarding COVID-19 make clear that all businesses must practice social distancing and other measures to keep patrons safe. The Department of Public Health continues to advise against gatherings of 10 or more people.

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mild cognitive impairment Activities to Help with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a type of memory loss and cognitive difficulty that is more severe than the normal symptoms of aging. Not all people with MCI develop dementia, but mild cognitive impairment is a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. A 2014 study found that, over a span of about five years, more than one-quarter of people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment developed dementia.

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Senior Life 5 Dog-Friendly Places in Athens, GA

Athens is a thriving college town with plenty of bars and restaurants, stunning parks, and an active cultural life centered on the University of Georgia. It’s also chock-full of dog-friendly places. 

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Activities for Seniors 5 Senior-Friendly Activities Near Athens, GA

A few decades ago, Athens, Georgia, was a quiet rural town known for little more than the University of Georgia. But as admissions to UGA have become more competitive and property values have risen in the area, Athens has grown into a thriving and more desirable place to live. There are plenty of senior-friendly activities here, whether you're a quiet homebody looking for a change of pace or an adventurous soul craving your next thrill. Check out these great options. 

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Families & Caregivers 10 Senior Caregiver Support Resources Near Athens, GA

Athens, Georgia, is the perfect place to retire. Its deep rural roots mean that there’s still plenty of untouched greenspace, as well as the close-knit feel you’d expect from a small town. But as the University of Georgia has grown, so too has Athens. It’s now a cultural hub all its own — no need to travel to Atlanta, although Atlanta certainly offers plenty of entertainment. If you’re caring for a loved one in Athens, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are myriad resources at your disposal. Here’s how and where to get the help you need. 

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Resources for Senior Citizens What to Know About the Athens Community Council on Aging

Seniors know that sometimes the most effective help comes from a community of like-minded people, not from a distant agency with little connection to the people it serves. The Athens Community Council on Aging was founded in 1967 by seniors, for seniors. It remains true to its mission today, using peer support to help seniors and connect them to a vast array of local and regional resources. Here’s what you need to know about this beloved community institution. 

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