Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Clinton County United States of America
Situated in one of Ohio’s growth regions, Clinton County, Ohio is where rural and urban ideas mix, offering unique opportunities for enriching quality of life.
With a 2010 population of 42,040, Clinton County in Southern Ohio typifies a growing community answering the challenges of merging rural and urban ideals with mutual respect and the core values of yesterday. Visitors come to Clinton County, Ohio to enjoy our outdoor recreational opportunities at two state parks and dozens of city, village and county parks along with the beauty of the rolling countryside; and to partake in our family events including fairs, festivals and theater.
Clinton County has a 1.5-mill senior services tax levy that has been renewed four times since 1998 with overwhelming community support. The tax revenue funds the Elderly Services Program which provides in-home care for eligible seniors in Clinton County that would otherwise be forced to leave their home to enter a nursing facility. Additionally, Clinton County Community Action provides extensive services for seniors including free transportation and affordable housing options. The Wilmington Senior Center is centrally located in the county and offers supportive services, congregate dining, exercise classes, and social clubs. Continuing education classes are available to older adults through the Wilmington Institute of Lifelong Learning at Wilmington College. While all of these resources show Clinton County’s commitment to older adults, local leadership wishes to address potential shortcomings by working with residents to identify areas for improvement. Through a survey and many focus groups, the CCRPC identified housing, transportation, and communication as recurring themes. The County is committed to taking steps to address these issues by bringing together relevant agencies and committing to AARP’s five-year evaluation timeline for Age-Friendly communities.