Henry County received $681,000 from the Atlanta Regional Commission for aging service agencies such as the Locust Grove Senior Center, site of last year’s Veterans Day appreciation event.

Southside aging agencies receive close to $2 million to help seniors

Southside aging organizations received $1.89 million from the Atlanta Regional Commission for services that will help people remain independent and lead healthier lives in their homes and communities.

Clayton County received $715,850, Fayette County was awarded $492,864 and Henry received $681,163. ARC awarded more than $13 million in funds to 10 local governments and four regional specialty agencies across metro Atlanta.

“We know people want to stay in their homes and communities as they age, but that can be a challenge for many without the critical support that these funds provide,” Becky Kurtz, managing director of ARC’s Aging and Independence Services, said in a statement.

“The funding also serves as a foundation for our local communities to build on and channel appropriately to help people to thrive and live more independently,” she said.

Services the money will be used for include home-delivered meals, case management, senior recreation, legal assistance and personal care. 


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