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Tue, Jun 23 - 2:30 pm - 1 hr

How ARC is Serving the Region’s Older Residents During COVID-19

Webinar Details

Category: Support

Since the advent of COVID-19, ARC’s Aging & Independence Services (A&IS) group has been working closely with its partner organizations that meet the nutrition needs of older persons, often helping them to pivot from serving in-person “congregate” meals (group meals at places such as senior centers), to delivering meals and groceries to the homes of a growing number individuals whose age makes them more susceptible to the illness — and thus more reluctant to leave their homes.

This is just one aspect of ARC’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic—and one aspect of our ongoing work to create a region that’s truly livable for all ages and abilities. This webinar will educate attendees about the wide-ranging ways that ARC works with older individuals and aging providers in the 10 counties — and what’s available to them — including Empowerline, whose website and phoneline provide free, helpful resources regarding issues from transportation, to housing, to help caring for loved ones.

Presented:

Tue, June 23, 2020
2:30-3:30 PM

1 hr

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Speakers
Jatunn Gibson

Jatunn GibsonDirector of Senior Services, Cobb County

Becky Kurtz

Becky KurtzManaging Director, Aging & Independent Services, Atlanta Regional Commission

Cara Pellino

Cara PellinoAccess to Services Unit Manager, Aging & Independent Services, Atlanta Regional Commission

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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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