Working together to remain in our own homes as we age.

Athens County Senior Safety and Preparedness Day, Thurs., May 16

The annual Athens County Senior Safety Day will be Thurs., May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Athens County Fairgrounds. Come any time for free medical checks, free fire and traffic safety tips, free plant starts, and other free give-aways. So many goodies!
The Village's table will be giving away informational refrigerator magnets, and cookies. Please donate cookies to give away at the table! Donations can be dropped off at the office on Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14. We will be in and out of the office on Wed., May 15. Or bring cookie donations to the TAV table at the fairgrounds on Thurs., May 16. We'll be very glad to see you!
This event has free admission, free parking, and free lunch of bean soup and/or hot dogs. It is open to the public. The Athens Red Cross is donating free coffee, also. More info at Athens EMA.org

The Athens Village Open Office, Wed., May 29

Come join Village members and office staff over cookies and tea/coffee/water at the Village office in ACEnet, 94 Columbus Rd., Bldg B (the green building). Cookie donations gratefully accepted.

Exercise options for seniors in Athens County

This chart is a compilation of all exercise programs of which we are aware at this writing (May 2018) in Athens County. The chart is arranged by day then time. Phone numbers are included in the chart. It's a good idea to call before you go.

The Athens Village is

Not a place, but a community
living securely and safely
in our own homes.  

You can be:

In charge
In contact
You can be home

In short, The Athens Village is a group of neighbors working together to help each of us age gracefully in our own homes. To see membership benefits, please click here.

To see a 2015 student-made short (1 minute 18 sec) video about the Village, please click here. The video doesn't work in all browsers with equal success.

Our Mission:

Enable members to live independently, comfortably and safely in their homes.

Our Vision:

A dynamic, responsive community of members who support meaningful and fulfilling lives for one another.

Research, including that of insurance companies, has shown that people are much better off in their own homes than in assisted living facilities. The Athens Village works with a number of local, regional and national agencies to further the interests of its members.

Today is
Office Hours are generally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., M-F
Members can contact the Village office (740-447-0500 or TheAthensVillage@gmail.com) at any time for assistance.
PLEASE leave a message if no one answers the phone.

Upcoming Events

Note: unless otherwise noted, all meetings are at 94 Columbus Rd.
  • Every Monday, noon to 1 p.m., Tai Chi for Arthritis and Balance Awareness, with Barbara Conover, Community Center. Free.
  • Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Chair Yoga, in the OSU Extension Office, 278 West Union St., in back. $5 donation, each session.
  • Every Tuesday, 1 p.m., Informal lunch gathering of members & guests at Bob Evans.
  • Every 2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m., Informal social gathering, Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St. Next meeting: May 8
  • Wed., May. 1, 11 a.m., PIT Team, monthly meeting, ACEnet Conference Room B
  • Fri., May. 3, 10:30 to noon, Alzheimer's Association workshops, ACEnet Conference Room B. Free and open to the public, but please pre-register so that enough materials are prepared. Email Andrea Williams at awilliams@alz.org
  • Mon., May 13, 1 p.m., Membership Team monthly meeting, ACEnet Conference Room B
  • Mon., May 13, 2 p.m., Hearing Aid Interest Group discussion, ACEnet Conference Room B
  • Tues., May 14, 10 a.m., Board meeting, O'Bleness Room 12
  • Wed., May 23. 27, 1 p.m., Get More Out of Your Membership, chat with Barbara at Tim Horton's
  • Thurs., May 24, 3 p.m., Health and Wellness Team monthly meeting, ACEnet Conference Room B
  • Wed., May 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., TAV Open Office. Come share cookies and tea with members and staff. ACEnet Conference Room B