Hilltop Villages Open House Helps Seniors to Age in Place
[COLUMBUS, OH] Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano and
the Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone welcome seniors inside their house –the
Hilltop Village Open House on Monday, December 17, 1-4pm at the Hilltop
Library, 511 S. Hague Ave.
“Supporting the efforts of Columbus’ villages helps educate our
seniors on the resources and tools available to help them age-in-place, said
Stinziano. As part of our Age-Friendly initiative, networks that provide social
and function support are what sustains healthy, vibrant older communities.”
The open house will showcase:
new Circulator bus
and vote on potential services to be offered
for spring clean-up day
on potential bus stop
The Village Movement works to ensure that older adults are able
to age in their homes and in the community. It fosters interdependence between
neighbors who support aging members, in addition to honoring the contributions
of younger members.
“We see villages as playing a vital role in our future as an
Age-Friendly city. The movement uplifts the value and wisdom older adults bring
to our neighborhoods,” Stinziano continued.
Village Connections, established in 2014, is a grassroots
membership organization of neighbors helping older neighbors to stay
independent and active in their community as they age. Village members are age
50 and over and live in the neighborhoods of German Village, Merion Village,
Schumacher Place, the Brewery District, and Downtown. Village members have
access to a wide range of services, including transportation, yard work, and
home maintenance provided by a group of dedicated volunteers.
In November 2018, Council passed legislation to grant $10,000 to
expand the Villages network to the Hilltop Community.