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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:

  • The new Circulator bus
  • View and vote on potential services to be offered
  • Sign-up for spring clean-up day
  • Feedback 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.