Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Delaware County United States of America
The Delaware County community has been dedicated to supporting older adults as represented by their overwhelming approval of our senior services levy which supports programs, activities, educational and fitness programs, as well as in-home care services which are planned, coordinated, and provided by SourcePoint. The first senior services levy passed in 1994, and has received wonderful support by the voters every 5 years, since that time. In 2006, the voters supported a bond issue which funded the building of a 55,000+ square foot building which houses the administrative and social work staff and offers a state of the art enrichment center, including a warm water therapy pool, fitness center, and industrial size kitchen which produces more than 200,000 meals each year. The Delaware County community keeps the needs of older adults at the forefront of all social service and governmental planning. This is evidenced by SourcePoint’s involvement in numerous community coalitions, tasks forces, and planning groups. Examples include, the Agency Conference Group, the Community Paramedicine Group, the Transportation Advisory Council, The Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Drug-Free Delaware Coalition, the Delaware County Falls Coalition, the Hoarding Task Force, the Partners for a Healthy Delaware, the Multi-Agency Critical Incident Team, the Safety Awareness for Everyone Coalition, the Family and Children First Council, the Housing Coalition and the Delaware County Aging Task Force. SourcePoint has experience in engaging older people in planning, as demonstrated by each of SourcePoint’s strategic plans. As the lead agency, SourcePoint will use this experience to be sure older people are included in all parts of the age-friendly process from the data collection to stakeholder involvement. In the early stages of age-friendly planning, SourcePoint is working with the Delaware General Health District to disseminate the community assessment throughout Delaware County.