Planning for Lifelong Communities

Posted in: Aging & Health

Working Across Disciplines to Help People Age in Place

The Goal: Lifelong Communities

ARC’s Lifelong Communities Partnership is a consortium of local governments, community partners, and residents working together to design more inclusive lifelong communities that offer multiple housing types and enhanced transportation options, increased opportunities for healthy living, and convenient access to shopping, services, and transit.

Explore our policy briefs to better understand the challenges unique to older people and suggested solutions to create lifelong communities.

ARC develops plans with the goal of better enabling people of all ages and abilities to remain in their homes and communities. People who stay in their communities generally experience a better quality of life, with improved physical and mental health. These plans convey a framework for the region that identifies priority focus areas as well as goals and strategies to collectively achieve well-designed well-being.

Human Services Transportation Plan
This plan focuses on providing transportation options to often-underserved populations in the Atlanta region.

Walk. Bike. Thrive!
ARC’s bicycle-pedestrian plan establishes a regional vision and uses data-driven strategies to support local initiatives and decision-making to help communities create walkable and bikeable communities for all ages and abilities.

Given that anticipated funding for services won’t keep pace with the growing population, ARC constantly seeks new and innovative approaches and partnerships to support older adults and people with disabilities across the region.

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit

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