ARC Recognizes Norcross, Douglasville and Milton as 2016 Green Communities

2017-02-02T11:58:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Aging & Health, Community Development, Community Engagement, Leadership, Natural Resources|

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 Remains Region’s Top Concern, Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Shows

2016-11-01T11:57:35+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Aging & Health, Arts & Culture, Community Development, Community Engagement, Economy & Workforce, Natural Resources, Research & Data, Transportation|

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 [...]

The Atlanta Region’s Remarkable Journey Celebrated at ARC’s State of the Region Breakfast

2016-11-03T12:40:19+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Aging & Health, ARC, Arts & Culture, Community Development, Community Engagement, Economy & Workforce, Leadership, Natural Resources, Research & Data, Transportation|

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.

RSVP Courses Promote Healthy Living — and Healthy Sexuality — for Older Adults

2016-10-12T11:06:55+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Aging & Health|

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.

6 Ways ARC’s New Bike-Ped Plan Fosters a Bike/Walk-Friendly Region

2016-10-12T11:06:56+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Aging & Health, ARC, Community Development, The Atlanta Region's Plan, Transportation|

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.

Raising Awareness about the Hidden Crisis of Elder Abuse

2016-10-12T11:06:57+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Aging & Health|

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.

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