Delaware County, Ohio Print
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Delaware County developed its action plan using both qualitative and quantitative community data, focusing on six primary areas. The action plan commits to ensuring that older adults have affordable, accessible, and safe housing options with the ability to age in place, along with access to affordable, safe transportation, including bicycles and walking trails, that will get them where they need to go. The county is also working to provide safe and accessible indoor and outdoor places for people of all ages to gather and engage in community, while also ensuring that older adults have the community support, health, and safety services they require. The plan highlights that health and social services are well-distributed, conveniently located, and offer an adequate range of health and community supports that promote, maintain, and restore health for people of all ages and abilities. Delaware County is committed to distributing regular and reliable information to older residents through different sources, such as mail, email, newspaper, and radio, as well as through public meetings, community centers, and clubs.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingFocus on financial concerns and housing affordability for older adults by creating a directory that identifies legal and financial options related to housing, rebooting home safety checks as part of fall prevention, and working with community leaders, development and government officials to increase stock of affordable and accessible housing.
TransportationHelp residents find individualized transportation solutions based on their unique circumstances through Mobility Manager consultations that support older adults in meeting their mobility needs with individualized resources.
Outdoor SpacesIncrease access to outdoor spaces by creating a color-coded quadrant map of the county that includes all natural and paved trails, Preservation Parks, community municipalities, accessible restrooms, parking and other accessibility accommodations.