Senior Sentiments from Metro Atlanta Speaks 2020

By |2021-05-26T15:25:55-04:00May 26th, 2021|Age and Generations, COVID-19, Data Diversions, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Public Health|

To wind up Older Americans Month, we take a look at results for the senior cohorts from the 2020 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey. Focal areas are: the biggest problem for the region, COVID-19 impacts, race relations, and police reform.

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Spotlight On The 10-County’s Asian Community

By |2021-05-21T13:57:56-04:00May 21st, 2021|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Race and Diversity|

Atlanta's Asian community is its fastest-growing racial group. This post dives into more detail about this population, its foreign-born members and where its immigrants hail from.

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The Long History of Low-Wage, High-Risk Work

By |2021-05-19T17:21:19-04:00May 19th, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity|

150 years ago, Atlanta's washerwomen launched a strike against unsafe working conditions. Today, the housekeeping sector remains female-dominated and underpaid, with workers facing renewed health concerns.

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Regional Snapshot: Assessing Aging

By |2021-05-13T09:33:37-04:00May 13th, 2021|Age and Generations, Economic Development, Forecasts, Population, Public Health, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|

This month's regional snapshot provides a detailed overview of senior demographics (historic trends and likely future), andl presents the latest data on pandemic-related and other public health challenges. for these age groups.

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Two Decades of Changing Senior Cohorts: A Dashboard Dive

By |2021-05-12T14:54:35-04:00May 12th, 2021|Age and Generations, Data Diversions, Population, Race and Diversity|

Introducing a new dashboard that visualizes change (total and by race/ ethnicity) over the last 20 years for regional and county 65+ and 75+ populations.

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COVID-19’s Toll on Older Atlantans

By |2021-05-10T13:09:53-04:00May 10th, 2021|Age and Generations, COVID-19, Data Diversions|

What has the magnitude of COVID-19 hospitalization and loss looked like in the Atlanta area? This post considers cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the inception of COVID-19 in Georgia through April 2021 and compares the numbers to the 10-county's 2019 population.

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Seniors Living Alone—Growing More Numerous

By |2021-05-04T15:00:25-04:00May 4th, 2021|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|

The number of seniors living alone has increased since 2000. This is the result of demographic trends and longer life expectancies, but it does present service delivery challenges that can't be ignored.

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