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Age-Friendly Columbus Launches Website

September 20, 2016

Central Ohio’s population of 65 years or older is expected to double over the next 35 years. In order to ensure that individuals of all ages can remain in their neighborhoods and live a high quality of life the City of Columbus and MORPC announced the creation of Age-Friendly Columbus. Now, we are pleased to announce the launch of www.agefriendlycolumbus.org .

Take a moment to look around the site, sign up for our newsletter, and see who all is participating in this exciting initiative.

“If you are a Columbus resident that is 50 or older, we invite you to complete our online survey,” said Age-Friendly Coordinator Katie White. “Your opinion is very important to us as we want to ensure our strategic plan is informed and guided by our older residents.”

Over a period of two years and through the lens of eight domains as outlined by AARP in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), this project will assess the age-friendliness of the City of Columbus through research, field work, and outreach. The city-wide assessment will provide a clear picture of where the City needs to improve. From these findings, a 3-year city-wide action plan will be created, to make sure Columbus embraces age-friendliness as a core value.

Age-Friendly Columbus is supported and funded by The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation; the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging; the Franklin County Office on Aging; The Columbus Foundation; National Church Residences, and AARP Ohio.

 Be sure to visit the site soon, as the survey will only be available through October 31st.