Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Westerville United States of America
Westerville’s police, fire, and emergency medical response times all average less than four minutes and community oriented programs include the School Resource Officer Program (in conjunction with the Westerville City Schools), D.A.R.E., Kind Call, Neighborhood Watch, and womens’ self-defense courses, as well as separate citizen police and fire academies. For more information about any of these programs, call (614) 901-6472.
We are also proud of our city services. The central Ohio news media routinely showers praise on Westerville’s snow removal services, the Westerville Electric Division provides electric services to all residents at prices lower than our neighboring suburbs, and the Ohio E.P.A. recognized the Westerville Water Division as having the best water system for similarly-sized communities in all of Ohio. The Westerville Service Department even instituted a non-toxic way to treat mosquitoes.
The City of Westerville strives to be a leader in the Central Ohio area as a place that celebrates its history, diversity, culture and educational opportunities. People choose Westerville as a place to live because of its caring neighbors, healthy lifestyle opportunities and access to health care, housing and employment choices. Westerville recognizes the importance of incorporating age-friendly components into existing and future planning and city services. The Westerville Senior Center currently offers exclusive programing, nutritious meals, socialization, transportation services and numerous recreational opportunities for older adults ages 55 and up. With the projected 14.5% increase in 55+ population over the next ten years, the City of Westerville understands the importance in providing additional healthy and active lifestyle opportunities for older adults. Westerville is currently expanding the current 96,660 square-foot community center including the construction of a new state-of the art and spacious senior center.