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The Lifelong Community Partnership

ARC’s Lifelong Communities Partnership is composed of governments, civic organizations, nonprofits, and individuals who meet quarterly to share ideas and learn about ways to transform our communities into places that work for every age and stage of life. To learn more or get involved, contact

What’s a Lifelong Community?

  • Provides housing and transportation options that are affordable, accessible, located close to services, and available within existing communities to ensure all ages and abilities can access services and remain independent.
  • Encourages healthy lifestyles by designing safe and walkable communities that promote physical activity and social interaction and enable easy access to food and healthcare.
  • Expands access to necessary services and information. To enhance access to information and services in the 10-county Atlanta region, ARC’s Empowerline provides information for older people, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. And ARC’s empowerlinePRO is a subscription-based database of aging, long-term care, and disabilities resources for professionals to find quality services providers statewide in moments.

Tools to Get Started Building Communities That Work for Everyone

The Lifelong Communities Assessment provides a first step for communities to assess existing conditions and identify opportunities to better meet the needs of residents of all ages and abilities.

The Lifelong Communities Handbook guides local communities in development and community design that fosters these age-friendly communities.

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

For more information, please contact Katie Perumbeti: