News

Age-Friendly Columbus Survey Deadline Approaching

October 18, 2016

The Age-Friendly Columbus survey will only be available through October 31st. We invite all Columbus residents 50 or older to participate in this important initiative before the upcoming deadline.

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, MORPC announced the creation of Age-Friendly Columbus.

“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.”

We invite all residents to contribute by taking this brief survey

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 citywide assessment will provide a clear picture of where the city needs to improve. From these findings, a three-year, citywide 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.

For more information, visit www.agefriendlycolumbus.orgor contact Katie White at kwhite@morpc.orgor 614.233.4167.