Bold initiatives took a back seat to politics during the 2017 legislative session. But some meaningful legislation did manage to pass that will have an impact on the future of the Atlanta region.
More than 100 older adults and their supporters gathered outside the Georgia capitol on January 26 to thank Governor Nathan Deal for including $4.2 million in new funding in his proposed 2017 budget that is dedicated to home and community based services that help seniors live independently at home.
The cities of Norcross, Douglasville and Milton were recognized by ARC in January for leading the way to a greener region. These communities were certified through ARC’s Green Communities program for their commitment to environmental stewardship and their leadership in sustainability practices.
Transportation Tops List of Region’s Concerns for Third Straight Year, Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Shows Each year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), with our community partners, conducts a survey to take the [...]
More than 1,200 leaders explored the key issues and challenges facing metro Atlanta and celebrated the region's extraordinary journey at the Atlanta Regional Commission's State of the Region breakfast on Friday, Oct. 28.
SimplyGetThere.org is a web based trip planning tool designed to connect people with transportation choices and plan trips throughout the Atlanta region.
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.
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.
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.