The past century has given us the gift of longevity, often with the presence of managed disabilities or chronic conditions. Our communities must be modified to reflect this new reality. The Atlanta Regional Commission’s “Lifelong Communities” initiative has a goal of allowing people to remain in their homes and communities as long as they desire, something that cannot be done with innovations in health care alone –it requires rethinking the way we plan and regulate the built environment.
To read an overview about this initiative, click here.
An overview of this initiative is available here; more details can be found at www.atlantaregional.com/aging-resources/lifelong-communities/lifelongcommunities.