Age-Friendly Columbus Initiative Receives Advocacy Award
The City of Columbus received high honors for its work to ensure that
residents’ golden years are truly golden. Employment for Seniors (EFS) will
recognize the Age-Friendly Columbus initiative and President Pro-Tem Michael
Stinziano during its EFS 2018 Legacy Awards on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30-9:30am, at the
Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd.
am grateful for the work of the Columbus Age Friendly Initiative to ensure a
high quality of life for all our residents,” said Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano.
Age-Friendly Columbus Initiative (AFC) is chaired by Council President Pro Tem
Stinziano, who will receive the Charles B. Jenkins Legacy Award. This award is
given to organizations and individuals who advocate for, and serve, seniors in
the Central Ohio community.
the collaboration of our dedicated stakeholders, we have continued to help a
greater number of those living in our City age in place and have already begun
our preparation for the future growth of our aging populations.”
with President Pro Tem Stinziano, AFC Coordinator Katie White, the Advisory
Council, subcommittees and the 50+ Residents Council, a strategic plan of
action was created and launched. Its goal is to ensure future generations will
flourish and thrive in place through easy access to services, amenities and
year’s Legacy Awards Program will highlight the incredible achievements of our
honorees. The Age-Friendly Columbus Initiative, guided by President Pro Tem
Stinziano, is demonstrating the power of our policy makers working together
with our residents, to create a flourishing community that ensures a positive
environment for everyone to live!” stated Dr. Carol Ventresca, EFS executive
65+ population of Central Ohio is expected to double in the next 35 years. This
collaborative partnership is making sure these individuals are able to enjoy
that time in their own homes.
initiative focuses on eight areas, including: Outdoor Spaces, Employment and
Civic Engagement, Transportation, Communications and Information, Housing,
Community Support and Health Services, Safety and Social Participation.
initiative is supported by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, Central Ohio
Area Agency on Aging, Franklin County Office on Aging, Columbus Foundation,
National Church Residences and AARP Ohio.
on the Legacy Awards Program can be found on the Employment for Seniors website
at www.employseniors.org or calling EFS at (614)