Founded in 1967, the Athens Community Council on Aging has consistently expanded its services over the course of more than a half-century. It currently provides services for the elderly in 27 Georgia counties.
In 1997, the Council received a grant from the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, which was responsible for allocating funds made available for the Grassroots Arts Program by the Georgia Council of the Arts. The grant allowed the Countil to embark on a “reminiscence program” regarding the former railroad station on Hoyt Street near downtown Athens. The Council intended to publish a book, tentaively entitled The History of the Station: A Grassroots Arts Project by the Athens Community Council on Aging, but it is unknown if it was published.