On this episode, we’re taking a look at aging in Columbus. From stories of local seniors — and their challenges and successes — to a new initiative aimed at making the city “age-friendly,” get a glimpse of growing older in Columbus.
Terry Cavanaugh, of Dayton’s Elegance in Dance studio, says he’s taught ballroom dancing to students from age 5 to 94. See scenes from the annual Ohio Star Ball, held in Columbus annually, and meet two champion dancers — they’re over 70, and they’ve got moves!
One of the biggest challenges of growing older is transportation. Learn what modifications can be made to help older drivers stay behind the wheel longer, plus other options for getting around. Find more transportation options here. Driver education and assessment: AAA AARP Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (note: need referral from doctor first for this […]
Village in the ‘Ville, an innovative grassroots organization in Clintonville connects elderly residents with neighbors who help with chores, household tasks, transportation and more.
Age-Friendly Columbus — a new initiative with pilot studies in Linden and Clintonville — explores how Columbus can become a top-notch age-friendly city in the areas of transportation, housing, mobility, employment, and safety and health services. According to Age-Friendly Columbus, Central Ohio’s population of residents age 65 and older will double by 2050. Find reports […]