Reports, websites, and more about Age-Friendly cities to inform community leaders, businesses owners, and other cities in Central Ohio and beyond.

Age-Friendly Innovation Center - Celebrating Five Years of Progress

In 2016, we joined the World Health Organization and AARP International Network of Age-Friendly Communities and thus our commitment toward creating inclusive processes, programs and policies. This
work was done through robust community engagement, with older adults as our leaders in identifying challenges and ideas for solutions. More than five years later, we can confidently say: This work is changing the landscape for older adults throughout Columbus — and since the project’s expansion in 2018 — all of Franklin County.

Bringing generations together to find innovation solutions

This report describes how to solve every day challenges by infusing the knowledge, experience, and ideas of older adults and people with disabilities into the innovation process.

Safe Routes to Age in Place

Under the leadership of ODOT Older Road User Committee, Safe Routes to Age in Place researched the individual, behavioral, and environmental components of mobility experienced by older adults. This report was written for Ohio Department of Transportation by Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio State College of Social Work along with the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work.

Age-Friendly Columbus Findings Report

This Findings Report outlines the assessment process and its results will serve as the basis for development of a strategic plan during the second year of the initiative

Meeting the challenges of an aging population with success

A report by the Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and The Ohio State University College of Social Work

Central Ohio Older Adult Needs Assessment

2014 study by Franklin County Office on Aging and Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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AARP Livability Fact Sheets

Easy-to-read series of information on walkable and livable communities for residents, community leaders, and more

Preparing for Aging Populations in America's Cities: A Report on Priorities for America's Mayors

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has partnered with AARP to survey the nation’s mayors, to identify what resources, policy changes, and infrastructure developments are needed to make our cities more “livable,” so that our older residents can choose to live out their lives in their own homes and communities, surrounded by family and friends and a vibrant social and cultural network, for as long as possible.