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Empowerline is brought to you the Aging and Independence Services Group of ARC, the Atlanta Regional Commission. We envision the Atlanta region as a place where people of all ages, abilities, and income can live high-quality lives. We call it well-designed well-being.

Our mission is to prepare the 10-county metro area to meet the future needs of a changing society while ensuring adequate services and supports for the individuals and families living in the community today. ARC is designated as the Area Agency for Aging (AAA) under the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) for the 10-county Atlanta region. As the AAA, we provide services and adapt systems to enhance livability for all.

If you have a question for the Atlanta Regional Commission about our work providing services, partnering, planning, and policy, please reach out.

To contact our team and find out more about the Atlanta Regional Commission, visit atlantaregional.org.

Providing services

In addition to providing information services and options counseling through empowerline, we also offer services to help individuals transition from nursing homes to their own homes and communities, and provide behavior health care coaching consultation. We partner to provide transportation options for our members, as well as caregiver consultation support, in-home and social services, and home- and community-based services. For our network and peers, we offer subscriptions to empowerlinePRO, a curated professional database tool for aging, long-term care, and disability services. We also offer opportunities for volunteering and community education.

Partnering

Our connections with county-based and region-wide specialty agencies form a coordinated network that supports older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families. Supported by empowerline, this network provides home and community-based services (HCBS), many of which we support with grant funding.  These HCBS include services in your home (like meals, personal care, and homemaking) and community (like transportation or meals and activities in senior centers).

Our partnerships also include Advisory Committees (including Advisory Committee on Aging, and Committees that advise our ADRC, RSVP, and Reframing Aging work) National Service), a large provider network, the Community Care Services Program (CCSP) Provider Network (CCSP), Lifelong Communities Partnership, Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI), the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly (COAGE), and Georgia Gerontology Society (GGS).

Partnering

Our connections with county-based and region-wide specialty agencies form a coordinated network that supports older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families. Supported by empowerline, this includes network provides includes home and community-based services (HCBS), many of which we support with grant funding.  These HCBS include services in your home (like meals, personal care, and homemaking) and community (like transportation or meals and activities in senior centers).

Our partnerships also include Advisory Committees (including Advisory Committee on Aging, and Committees that advise our ADRC, RSVP, and Reframing Aging work) National Service), a large provider network, the Community Care Services Program (CCSP) Provider Network (CCSP), Lifelong Communities Partnership, Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI), the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly (COAGE), and Georgia Gerontology Society (GGS).

Planning

To improve our community, we are assessing the needs and desires of our communities and everyday environments to contribute to and shape the strategic plan for our region. We are mapping a path forward to improve the lives of older adults and people with disabilities to ensure they are considered in infrastructure conversations. We lead the charge to build lifelong communities that will benefit the older generations of today and tomorrow. We’re also participating in shaping the national conversation to reframe the public perception of aging and what it means to get older.

Policy

We shape policy by educating and informing the public and our partners to affect change. We develop information for our Advisory Committee on Aging to use within their communities through policy briefs, and share success stories, data, and other information that helps communicate with decision makers to help them craft solutions to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. We are members of CO-AGE (Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly) and participate in federal and state governmental study & advisory committees on topics such as dementia, homelessness, and palliative care.

Policy

We shape policy by educating and informing the public and our partners to affect change. We develop information for our Advisory Committee on Aging to use within their communities through policy briefs, and share success stories, and data with , and other information that helps communicate with decision makers to help them craft solutions to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. We are members of CO-AGE (Council of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly) and participate in federal and state governmental study & advisory committees on topics such as dementia, homelessness, and palliative care.

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Help three ways

Your needs come first. How can we help you? Call now, open a chat window, or leave a message for us to contact you later.

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