Hall recognized by AARP as Age-Friendly Community

Hall County and the other eleven counties that make up the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) were recognized recently by AARP as Age-Friendly communities.

What does this mean?

Launched in 2012, the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities is an organizational affiliate of the World Health Organization Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, a program launched in 2006.

Through the age-friendly program, AARP helps participating communities to become more livable and age-friendly by creating safer and more walkable streets, needed housing and transportation options, better access to key services, and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities.

Gainesville received such a designation three years ago.

You can read more about the designation here: AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

(Habersham County PIO Rob Moore contributed to this story.)