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

The Athens Village is

Not a place, but a community
living securely
in their 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.

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 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., M-F
Patty does not answer phones during meetings; meetings are usually 1 hour.
Please see list below for scheduled meetings.
Members can call the Director (Patty Mercer; 740-447-0500 or theathensvillage@gmail.com) at any time for assistance. After-office-hours calls will ring at the Director's home.

Upcoming Events

Note: unless otherwise noted, all meetings are at 94 Columbus Rd.
  • 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, 12:30 p.m., Informal lunch gathering of members & guests at Bob Evans.
  • Thurs. Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m., Membership Team, Conference Room B
  • Tues., Feb. 9, 10 a.m., Board meeting, Conference Room C (yellow door, bldg C)
  • Sat., Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Conference Room C (yellow door, bldg C)
  • Weds. Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Health & Wellness Team, Conference Room B
  • Weds. Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Get More Out of Your Membership, Conference Room B
  • Thurs. Feb. 25, 1 p.m., Brown Bag Lunch, UpGrade Athens County update. Please note change from usual venue! Athens Public Library, 30 Home St.
  • Fri. Feb. 26, 10:30, "Transitions" discussion group, discussing Atul Gawande's book, "Being Mortal." Conference Room B
  • Weds., Mar. 2, 11 a.m.: PIT Team, Conference Room B
  • Mon., Mar. 14, 11:30 a.m., Dementia-Friendly Town, Conference room B
  • Mon., Mar. 14, 2 p.m., Hearing Aid Users group, Conference room B
  • Tues., March 15, 06:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.: PRIMARY ELECTION day in Ohio. You can download an application for an absentee ballot here.