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ARC’s Empowerline Website Adds Direct-Search Option

             

Now Even Easier for Older Atlantans Maximize Their Independence

Atlanta — Dec 09, 2020

screenshot of the empowerline website

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) announced today that it has updated its Empowerline website to provide new ways for older persons, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers to access critical services.

The website, Empowerline.org, now enables users to search a free consumer-friendly database of thousands of services in the region, from caregiving and financial assistance to healthcare and legal help. Consumers can search by type of service, look up a particular provider name, and filter results by county. The database is continually updated and vetted by ARC as the Atlanta Area Agency on Aging.

For those who aren’t sure of the kind of services they might need, Empowerline continues to offer certified, trained counselors to help consumers navigate their options via live chat or message at Empowerline.org, or by calling (404) 463-3333.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to ensure that Empowerline is easy to use, so that older adults and individuals with disabilities can access the trusted services and supports they need to thrive as independently as possible,” said Becky Kurtz, managing director of ARC’s Aging and Independence Services.

Empowerline serves the 10-county Atlanta region and features the most comprehensive database of local services and supports available for older persons and individuals with disabilities. Certified professionals and online resources are available seven days a week at Empowerline.org or by calling (404) 463-3333.

Empowerline’s information and referral services are provided at no cost through the federally authorized network of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs).

 

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention, and planning resources on key regional issues.

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Contact Name: Kate Sweeney
Contact Phone: 404-314-7863
Contact Email: ksweeney@atlantaregional.org

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 empowerline.org.

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