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

Village gathering

Village members

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: Sept. 11
  • Wed., Sept. 25, 1 p.m., Get More Out of Your Membership, chat with Barbara at Tim Horton's
  • Thurs., Sept. 26, 3 p.m., Health and Wellness Team monthly meeting, ACEnet Conference Room B
  • Mon., Oct. 7, 1 p.m., PIT Team, monthly meeting.
  • Tues., Oct. 8, 10 a.m., Board meeting, Community Center
  • Tues., Oct. 8, noon-1 p.m., 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. Feel free to bring your own lunch.
  • Mon., Oct. 14, 1 p.m., Membership Team monthly meeting, ACEnet Conference Room B
  • Mon., Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Hearing Aid Interest Group discussion, ACEnet Conference Room B