Aging & Independence Policy Briefs

Posted in: Aging & Health

These policy briefs are designed to provide a better understanding of the crucial issues impacting older people, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. They offer specific planning, policy, and programmatic solutions, and can be used by decision-makers and advocates to make sense of and act on issues.

Issue: Lifelong Communities

As our population ages, it’s critical that we create communities that support persons of all ages and abilities.

Issue: Caregiving

A significant portion of care for older people and individuals with disabilities in Georgia is managed by family members and friends who often make tremendous personal and financial sacrifices. See how we can better support caregivers.

Issue: Transportation

According to an ARC study, more than one out of three adults over age 65 in metro Atlanta frequently lack transportation to get where they need to go.

Issue: Housing

There is not enough quality, affordable housing in metro Atlanta to meet the needs of the region’s fast-growing population of older people. Learn more about how this issue affects local renters and homeowners.

Challenges Facing Older Homeowners...

...In the Atlanta Region

...and County-by-County

Challenges Facing Older Renters...

...In the Atlanta Region

...and County-by-County

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

Learn more about impacted programs, meetings, and events as well as helpful resources for businesses and local governments…