Closer Look: Creating ‘Livable Communities’ for the Aging Population in Atlanta & Nationwide

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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • Today is a special edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott” focused on creating “livable” communities for older adults. We dedicate today’s program to local senior advocate Dorothy “Dot” Benson, who joined “Closer Look” for a conversation about her work in 2017. She passed away last year at the age of 97-years old.
  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the water boil advisory currently in effect in the city of Dunwoody.
  • And, in other news, we hear the latest on an Air Testing Oversight Committee Meeting held in the city of Smyrna this morning. The first results of an air quality test near the medical sterilization facility, Sterigenics, are expected to be presented. WABE reporter Emil Moffatt was at that announcement and he joins us with an update on the findings.
  • 08:44: By 2030, one-in-five people in the United States will be 65-years-old or older, according to figures from the AARP. What can be done to make more communities “livable” for aging residents? Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with AARP Public Policy Institute’s Livable Communities team discusses what it will take to address affordable housing and other issues for the aging community on a nationwide scale.
Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with AARP Public Policy Institute’s Livable Communities team, joins “Closer Look” from Washington D.C. to discuss what it will take to address affordable housing and other issues for the aging community on a nationwide scale. (Photo credit: AARP)
  • 30:00: We continue this special edition of the program with a round table of local housing experts including Will Johnston, Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute, Katie Perumbeti, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Lifelong Communities Coordinator/Aging & Independence Services and Beth Hogan, a local home-sharing expert. They join us in studio for a conversation about the resources available for Atlanta’s aging population, and the work that still needs to be done to create livable communities in the metro area.
“Closer Look’s” special-edition program dedicated to creating “livable communities” for the aging continues with local housing experts Will Johnston, Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute, Katie Perumbeti, Atlanta Regional Commission -Lifelong Communities Coordinator/Aging & Independence Services and Beth Hogan, a local home-sharing expert. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.

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