Transportation is one of the major challenges for older adults and people with disabilities who desire to remain independent in their homes and communities. In the Atlanta region, one in five residents will be aged 60 and over by 2030. Transportation professionals can help address this issue by engaging and partnering with their local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging, and other AAAs in the region, offer data, program implementation experience, community networking, and advocacy to help guide and support federal, state and local transportation plans, funding opportunities and policies that integrate the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities.
Read the Atlanta Area Agency on Aging’s ‘10 Tips for Working with Area Agencies on Aging’ featured in the National Center on Senior Transportation’s December 2011 NCST Today. For more information please visit http://www.atlantaregional.com/aging-resources.