During the pandemic, it’s important for everyone to stay active and healthy. For many, especially some seniors, the Atlanta Beltline has been a literal lifeline – helping them stay connected to neighbors as well as to the city’s vast greenspaces. The seasonal explosion of color along the trail with the blooming wildflowers has made the popular venue even more spectacular.

Westside residents Pat and Diane like to consider themselves the local welcoming committee on the part of the trail that runs through their neighborhood. We sat down with them for a moment to talk about the way the Beltline has changed their community for the better.