Learn More about Lifelong Communities

By: Audrey Adelson, MSW, WLCP

January 27 , 2012


Atlanta, like many other large metropolitan cities, is experiencing a rapid shift in its population. The older adult population is growing faster than ever before in history. The area’s infrastructure and resources are finding it to be a real challenge to meet the vast array of needs to support this group of residents, often elderly and persons with disabilities. According to research, increasing numbers of older adults have expressed a desire to “age in place” and are turning to experts to help them retain an independent and high quality of life for as long as possible. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has spurred an initiative referred to as “Lifelong Communities” in which they (along with many other subject matter experts and with public input) have designed a framework for planning.  ARC will be hosting an important one day course on the subject of Lifelong Communities and addressing issues related to housing options to meet the needs of this growing population of people living in the Atlanta area.


Topics addressed include:

Legal and financial parametersTrends in accessibility, affordability and integrationTrends in supportive housing

Best tools and practices for housing planning and zoning


The one day course is on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM at the Shepherd Center Auditorium at 2020 Peachtree Road NW in Atlanta. The registration deadline is February 12. Learn more about Lifelong Communities and register now for the one day planning course for supportive housing in your community.