ARC Allocates $13 Million in Funding for Aging and Independence Services across Region
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded nearly $13 million in federal and state funds to organizations that provide services to older people, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers.
The funding will help people remain independent and stay in their homes and communities, avoiding costly institutional settings such as nursing homes.
“This funding is critical to support efforts across the region that enable people to remain in their homes and lead more satisfying, self-reliant lives,” said Becky Kurtz, manager of ARC’s Aging and Independence Services.
Helping Older Adults Care for Loved Ones with Developmental Disabilities
To get a sense of how these funds help the community, here’s a look at Georgia Community Support & Solutions (GCSS), one of five regional specialty agencies awarded funding grants by ARC.
“This funding will aid in providing additional relief to our caregivers in the greater Atlanta area,” said Mikenda Early, a respite volunteer with GCSS. “Providing in-home respite allows them to focus on often neglected personal needs while caring for their loved ones.”
ARC allocated the following awards:
|Cherokee County Senior Services:||$754,760|
|Clayton County Senior Services:||$689,083|
|Cobb County Senior Services:||$1,761,721|
|DeKalb County Office of Aging:||$2,107,612|
|Douglas County Senior Services:||$487,362|
|Fayette Senior Services:||$500,067|
|Fulton County Senior Services:||$2,854,371|
|Gwinnett County Senior Services:||$1,886,219|
|Henry County Senior Services :||$650,516|
|Rockdale County Senior Services:||$372,568|
|Georgia Community Support & Solutions:||$80,000|
|Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability:||$42,000|
|Atlanta Legal Aid Society:||$255,000|
|Center for Pan Asian Community Services||$264,282|
|Visiting Nurse Health System:||$75,000|
For information and referrals about services and supports for older adults and persons with disabilities, in the 10-county Atlanta region visit www.AgeWiseConnection.com or call 404-463-3333.