Aging and Independence Policy Briefs

Posted in: Aging & Health

These policy briefings 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

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 looking to connect with resources and services for older persons and individuals with disabilities in the Atlanta Metro area, please contact us at 404-463-3333. You can also visit to find information.

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