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Citizen Academy Launches in Tucker

Tucker Civic Association's new plan for a lifelong community kicks off Tuesday.

Join the Tucker Civic Association for a Citizen Academy presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Tucker High Auditorium.

The Atlanta Regional Commission has partnered with Tucker Civic to bring in a panel of experts for an exciting and informative “classroom” session. You will learn...

  • About the kinds of resources available for older adults and their caregivers in the Tucker and Smoke Rise communities.
  •  About the new “Villages concept”— an innovative partnership model to help older adults maintain independent and active lives in their community.
  • About how to join a focus group to share your ideas about safe ways for all ages — to travel, live, work, and play.
  •  About becoming a member of the Tucker Civic Association: out of this grass-roots initiative, Tucker can continue to be A Place to Live for Life.

"If someone hadn't pointed out to me how difficult it is to cross streets or get services for an older person, I wouldn't have seen it," TCA President Leslie Richardson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The ARC program emphasizes improving housing and transportation options, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and providing access to services and resources.

The long-term goals include bus stop shelters, setting up a van-pool to transport seniors to doctor appointments or reconfiguring street intersections to spurring development of senior residences or services centers.

Richardson explained the advantages of creating a lifelong community. "If we can provide adequate housing options, good transportation, sidewalks, safe intersections, and access to services for older adults, we will be keeping people here and in their homes longer," she said.

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Mandy Wilder September 19, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Where can those of us not able to attend get more info about the discussions and information of future meetings?
Kevin Madigan September 19, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Mandy, stay tuned. I'll have more information shortly.

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