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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age-friendly Cities and Communities

Columbus is the state capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio. With a population of 879,170, it is the 14th-most populous city in the United States, and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation

With the assistance of area providers, The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging arranges and coordinates services to help individuals with daily living such as homemaking, transportation, home delivered meals, and personal care.  COAAA offers education and resources to caregivers, professionals, and the public and advocates for programs and policies that benefit older adults and individuals with disabilities.  COAAA manages services for 10,000 people and funds services for another 20,000 older adults in eight counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. COAAA is operated under the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. 




ContactsAgency Director: Cindy Farson:[email protected]614-645-7250

3776 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43207

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Lot of age discrimination everywhere.


Columbus is a very good place to live for people like myself....78 years old. My only complaint is the weather, the winters can be long, cold and dreary.


The cost of living here is low in comparison to nationwide average, walkable neighborhoods with nice parks, friendly people. The down fall is public transportation. Columbus (Ohio) lacks train service and limited bus service.


I have been out of work since June 2017 and no one will hire me. They ask when I graduated high school to find out your approximate age and suddenly there are no openings. I've had 20 years experience in the dental field with patient contact. i'm ready to file bankruptcy or beg out on the street. I also have a handicap due to a stroke but it doesn't stop me from doing a good job.


Age discrimination hiring with in hospital careers is bad

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How did Ohio earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Ohio has a state sales tax of 5.75%. Of particular interest is that Ohio does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Ohio has an effective property tax rate of 1.56%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Ohio earned its state tax grade of C.

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