Atlanta Regional Commission

Marian Liou

As millions of Americans stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, All Things Considered on Georgia Public Broadcasting is bringing you people's personal reflections on this strange period in history and in our lives. From the safety of their homes where they're sheltering in place, they're recording themselves on their phones or computers and emailing the audio to host Rickey Bevington.

Marian Liou sends this audio postcard about how none of us escape the traumas of life but we can choose what we learn from them.


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Georgia is aging … fast. Estimates indicate that by 2030, one in five Georgia residents will be 65 years of age or older. By 2050, the number of Georgians older than 85 will triple from 2010.

To get ahead of these demographic shifts, some businesses and organizations are trying to anticipate the needs of Georgia’s population by developing “age-friendly communities.”

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently held a forum on building age-friendly communities in both the metro Atlanta area as well as across the state.


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Atlanta is growing and it's growing fast. For the last six years, Atlanta has been the top moving destination in the U.S., according to Penske Truck Rental. Within the next 25 years, expect many more new faces to the city.