The New England Journal of Medicine says the majority of older adults are engaged in intimate relationships yet many older adults don’t like talking about sex, even with their doctor. To promote a healthy approach to sexual activity and help reduce the occurrence of STIs among older adult populations, Atlanta Regional Commission volunteers are now teaching a “Healthy Sexuality as We Age” class.
For years, the low cost of living in Atlanta and other Sun Belt cities has been one of the factors that encouraged people from around the country to move south. Is Atlanta still an affordable city?
Bus stop signs throughout the Atlanta region are set for a major upgrade. ARC will receive $3.8 million from state GO! Transit bond funds to enable regional transit providers to install improved bus stop signs in metro Atlanta.
How do you get a region built for cars to let go of the steering wheel and grab the handlebars or a pair of walking shoes? The key, according to ARC’s recently-approved updated bicycle and pedestrian plan, is offering residents safe, comfortable and convenient places to walk and bike.
It’s almost unthinkable: the abuse of an older adult. This largely hidden crisis finds older adults falling victim to physical violence, emotional abuse, neglect and financial exploitation – often by the people they trust the most. Wear something purple on June 15 to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
What will the population of the Atlanta region look like in 2040? One thing seems clear: It will be much larger. ARC expects the region to add 2.5 million people, bringing the total population to 8 million.
As the Atlanta Region's population approaches the 8 million mark by the year 2040, will we be able to accommodate this growth and improve mobility? The Atlanta Region’s Plan offers a four-step approach.
The potential for increased transit funding in Atlanta was a highlight of the recently completed 2016 legislative session, but there were also important advances made in the areas of aging services and workforce development.
The Metro Water District won a Fulcrum Award from Southface this spring in recognition of the tremendous progress the region has made in water conservation and stewardship.