Age-Friendly Assessment Results to be Presented May 8

PRESS RELEASE—On Wednesday, May 8, SourcePoint will host the Age-Friendly Delaware County Findings Report. The presentation takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In collaboration with SourcePoint and other community partners, the Delaware General Health District conducted an extensive assessment of Delaware County’s strengths and weaknesses in 2018. The assessment covered eight domains of a livable community as identified by the World Health Organization, including outdoor spaces, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication, and health services. The findings report includes results from a direct-mail survey, for which the health district received a 51-percent response rate.

The findings report will help SourcePoint and community partners develop an action plan to make Delaware County an age-friendly community. Age-friendly or livable communities have walkable streets, housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities.

To attend the presentation, RSVP by Wednesday, May 1 to Jackie Haight, SourcePoint’s age-friendly coordinator, at jhaight@MySourcePoint.org or 740-203-2435.