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 more affordable, accessible, and safe housing and transportation options. The county is also working to provide safe and accessible gathering spaces for people of all ages, while 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 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.