The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Aging: So Cool Everyone’s Doing It
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Columbus, OH

Aging: So Cool Everyone’s Doing It

Central Ohio’s 65+ population is expected to double in the next 30 years!

The international age-friendly cities movement is gaining momentum in communities across the U.S. Driven by demographic changes in the 65+population, this initiative pushes cities to re-think their social, health and built environments. We will be exploring the challenges and successes of planning age-friendly communities. Together, we are redefining what it means to age in Central Ohio.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
Noon to 1 p.m. Program

Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions / Parking


$10 per person; includes lunch

What is Age-Friendly Columbus?

Central Ohio’s 65+ population is expected to double in the next 30 years. This growth poses a great opportunity for the region to provide easy access to services, amenities and opportunities to ensure we can all thrive as we age. Find out more about the research and impact on its website below:

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About the Speaker

Katie White is the director of Age-Friendly Communities at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Ms. White studied gerontology and has spent her career working and volunteering with older adults. Her experience in person-centered program development at the Alzheimer’s Association sparked an ongoing passion for elevating the voice of older adults in the community. This eventually led her to become the executive director of Village Connections, helping the residents of German Village, Merion Village, Schumacher Place and the Brewery District stay connected, active, and independent. Her dedication to inclusive planning served as the foundation for the Age-Friendly Columbus initiative within the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and continues to guide her daily work advocating with and for older adults.

About Buckeye Smart

Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State’s experts teach you about the university’s latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!

Be sure to save the date for our upcoming Buckeye Smart presentations:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019


This event is currently at capacity.


Please contact the alumni association at or 800-762-5646.