What is Age-Friendly Worthington?
The Worthington community is committed to being a place that promotes successful aging and improves the quality of life for people of all ages. With this goal in mind, community partners are working together on the Age-Friendly Initiative to create and showcase community features and programs that impact the well-being of older adults and help make communities more livable for everyone.
The initiative is being led by a steering committee made up of community stakeholders, City staff, and older adults and we need your help. We invite you to share your feedback about existing programs/initiatives and hear your ideas for how Age-Friendly Worthington could further impact and improve the quality of life for people of all ages.
Register for a Focus Group
Age-Friendly Worthington invites you to participate in one of several focus group opportunities. Focus groups are intended to dive into deeper conversations with small groups of people who can elaborate on thoughts around aging in Worthington beyond the questions of a survey. These conversations will help us gain more insight into aging in our community and how to best plan a course of action as we become an age-friendly and livable community.
There are in-person and virtual Focus Group dates available. All in-person locations will require masks and we will practice safe social distancing. Virtual focus groups will be held via Zoom and a link will be sent upon registration.
Dates, times, and locations include:
- Sunday, December 12, 1pm - Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High Street
- Tuesday, December 14, 3pm - Griswold Center, 777 High Street
- More virtual dates will be scheduled in the coming weeks. Stay tuned here
For more information please call Colleen Light at 614-781-3527.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcome the conversations to be had at all of our Age-Friendly Worthington Focus Groups!
8 Domains of Livability
As a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, the community has access to a well-tested and resourced structure to guide the process. AARP’s 8 Domains of Livability provide an understanding of the age-friendliness of a community.