Macon-Bibb County, Georgia Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Action Plan Download
Macon Bibb County developed its action plan in collaboration with the AARP Georgia, addressing major discrepancies in transportation, social isolation and improving outdoor spaces. The county action plan commits Macon Bibb to constructing a new senior center, and planning for more older adult and family-type activities in public parks. Macon-Bibb County coordinated with the Macon Transit Authority to identify needed enhancements in public transportation, and provide more transportation options for the community. The plan also commits to enhancing street safety for older adults.
Action Plan Highlights
Outdoor SpacesProgram additional activities for older adults and families in public parks and a new county senior center.
HousingCollaborate with developers to increase accessibility for older adults through universal design in new construction and development projects.
TransportationEnhance pedestrian infrastructure through a sidewalk study to determine the best placement for crosswalks, signals, and sidewalks. Identify enhancements in public transportation, including the purchase of a more fuel efficient bus fleet.
Progress Report Download
Macon-Bibb's age-friendly progress report focuses on creating more accessible public green space, corridor, and downtown redevelopment, and increasing access to reliable transportation options. Major accomplishments include the renovation of Tattnall Square Park, the revitalization of the Second Street Corridor, and the continued evolution of Macon Connects, a bold initiative designed to change the way Macon-Bibb residents get around, and to foster cultural connectivity.