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: Social Isolation & Loneliness

Nearly one in four adults aged 65 and older is considered to be socially isolated. Social isolation and loneliness can lead to serious health problems and increased healthcare costs for both the individual and the community.

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