Columbus, OH Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: The Ohio State University College of Social Work
Action Plan Download
Columbus developed its action plan with the goal of improving transit, community programs, and public spaces. Columbus is also working to make businesses more age-friendly, and is partnering with the Better Business Bureau of Ohio to list age-friendly businesses that aim to hire older adults. Columbus is working with community partners to expand a streetcar pilot with the goal of expanding public transit around the city.
Action Plan Highlights
Outdoor and Open SpacesAdopt standards for inclusivity and accessibility across city-owned buildings, departments, and open spaces.
HousingAssist older adults and individuals with disabilities find vetted contractors for home modifications through new funding mechanisms.
HealthPrepare older adults and first responders to reacteffectively in case of emergency.