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.
The Age-Friendly Steering Committee is finishing data collection for the community feedback phase. Hundreds of community members have been involved in several focus groups and/or provided feedback through a community survey. The Committee is evaluating the findings and building an Action Plan to guide future Age-Friendly Worthington efforts.
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.