Aging and Independence Services Group

Man is assisted as he boards the bus in a wheelchair 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.

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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).