COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Golden Cincinnati initiative announced by Cincinnati City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld included several key measures ranging from an "Aging and Accessibility Czar" to tax incentives for residential projects that are age-friendly.
State Director of AARP Ohio Barbara A. Sykes said, "When communities embrace the demographic wave of our aging population everyone wins. Crosswalks and sidewalks designed to accommodate the needs of older pedestrians also benefit the parent with toddlers or jogging stroller in tow as well. Cincinnati is one of Ohio's great cities and this intentional focus shows city leaders have the kind of vision that will keep it great in the years to come."
Since the middle of the 20th century, global life expectancy has increased by two decades. In just a few years, there will be more people over age 65 in the world than children under 5.
Findings show that an older population can contribute greatly in all walks of life. But to make the most of this opportunity, communities must address an array of challenges that can make it harder to stay independent and productive.
Sykes added, "We invite everyone to come and discover how to get involved as we partner with our volunteers, community leaders and elected officials, to help make Cincinnati #BetterTogether. It's an open invitation to be our guest at our community reception downtown on February 2."
For more information or to register for the AARP community event and reception being held at the Westin Cincinnati on February 2 from 4:30 p.m. -7 p.m. please visit www.aarp.org/Cincinnati or call 877-926-8300.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity of AARP that is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
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SOURCE AARP Ohio