Columbus

Columbus, Ohio

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Founding

The city now known as Columbus, Ohio was once a part of Ohio Country. The viceroyalty held control over the area from 1663 to 1763. However, during the eighteenth century, other European trader joined the French in Ohio Country to join in on the lucrative fur trade. However, this battle for trade soon became the French and Indian War, which further became part of the Seven Years War. At the end of the war with the Treaty of Paris, Ohio Country was owned by the British.

Then came the Revolutionary War. Following that, Ohio Country became a part of the Virginia territory. In 1979, a permanent settlement was founded on the forks of the Scioto River and Olentangy River by a Virginian surveyor named Lucas Sullivant. As he was an adamant admirer of Benjamin Franklin, he called the settlement Franklinton. As Franklinton and other similar villages like Dublin, Worthington, and Delaware expanded towards each other, they decided to build a new city at the center of the state. They arranged this new city along primary rivers and transportation routes. They named this new city after the explorer Christopher Columbus, and it was founded on February 14, 1812.

Today

Columbus today is the third most populous state capital and the second most populous city in the Midwest. Money Magazine named it as one “The 6 Best Cities” in 2016 and called it the best in the Midwest based on the highly educated workforce and excellent wage growth.

Senior Living

Approximately 6,000 seniors receive Senior Options services from the city monthly. Of these 6,000, and of the older adults in Columbus at large, there is a spectrum. 66 percent of these are female. 57 percent are at least 75 years old. 39 percent have identified themselves as members of minority groups. Columbus does its best to cater to the needs of all of them.

Households

There are twelve programs available for those who are 60 and over specifically to help with home repairs for any that need it. There are also homemaker services for the same crowd.

Education

Many of the local universities, senior centers, and school districts offer educational programs for seniors. Most are cheap or free. A few of these are the Capital University Senior Audit Program, Older Wiser Lifelong Scholars (Owls), and Otterbein University.

Employment

There are five different agencies to help seniors with job training, job transitions, skill sharpening, and mentorship. These are AARP Foundation Worksearch Program, Employment for Seniors, Foster Grandparent Program, New Directions Career Center, and Senior Companion Program.

Health

The City of Columbus’ health centers provides health services to patients of all ages. This can include prevention, diagnosis, laboratory work, pharmacy services, and follow-up services. There is a special emphasis put on the elderly, those that cannot usually get access to medical care, and those that cannot afford medical services. Furthermore, the care is provided on a sliding fee scale based on your income and family size.

Community

Columbus is a very welcoming community for their older adults. There are 92 senior housing locations listed on the Franklin County’s Office on Aging Senior Citizen Housing List. The Office on Aging also offers an LGBTQ Older Adult Resource Guide to help answer questions. Columbus also has Prescription Drug Information and Assistance for anyone who may want it, as well as Supportive Centers. Furthermore, there are Recreation Centers for this community to gather and enjoy each other.

Hospitals

The city features many preeminent hospitals with social service departments there to help patients and families with nursing home placements, arranging in-home services, financial services, discharge, and more. Furthermore, many hospitals offer a range of in-home supportive services for older adults. Some of these facilities are Doctors Hospital West, Grant Medical Center, Mount Carmel East, Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, and Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Public Education

The Columbus City School District, founded in 1845, is the largest school district in the state of Ohio. They work to make sure each of our 51,000 students “is highly-educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community” in every one of their 110 schools, as stated in their mission statement. There are 19 high schools, 27 middle schools, and 64 elementary schools. Some of the programs they offer are Seniors to Sophomores, International Baccalaureate, AP courses, articulated credit, Columbus Teaching Academy, Post-Secondary Educational Options, DeVry Advantage Academy, Early College High School, Kenyan Academic Program, and an internship graduation requirement that begins in eighth grade.

Higher Education

Columbus is home to two public institutions and many private institutions, all of which are worthy of note. Ohio State University, which is one of the largest college campuses in the U.S., and Columbus State Community College are the local public educational institutions. Some of the private institutions are Columbus College of Art and Design, Capital University Law School, DeVry University, Ohio Business College, Ohio Institute of Health Careers, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary, and more.

Industry

Some of Columbus’ leading industries are education, insurance, banking, fashion, and defense.

A few significant employers based in the area are
• Bath and Body Works
• Big Lots
• BRIO Tuscan Grille
• DSW
• Lane Bryant
• Wendy’s

Travel

John Glenn Columbus International Airport is located in downtown Columbus and is the primary airport for the area. There is also a municipal bus system called COTA, or the Central Ohio Transit Authority. There are a few intercity bus systems such as Miller Transportation, Barons Bus Lines, Greyhounds, GoBus and others. As Ohio is relatively flat, cycling has become more popular. This is also due to the increase in bike paths and large student populations.

Cleveland in Pop Culture

Columbus has been the home for many celebrities:
• R.L. Stine
• Josh Radnor
• Beverly D’Angelo
• Simone Biles
• Philip Michael Thomas
It has also been used as a set and setting in many notable films.
• I Am Wrath
• Traffic
• Air Force One
• Tango and Cash

Things to Do

Whether a native or just a visitor, there’s always something to do in Columbus. Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District have the Inniswood Metro Gardens, public gardens to enjoy. There is, of course, the Ohio State Fair, which is one of the largest state fairs in the U.S. You could attend the Columbus Arts Festival or if you’re more of a music or food person, there’s the Jazz and Ribs Festival. Not a Jazz fan? Try out Rock on the Range, called “America’s Biggest Rock Festival” and has hosted Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot, and other notable bands. There’s also plenty of historical sites and haunted history tours.

A Great Place

With its exciting views on life, support for seniors, emphasis on education, and culture, Columbus is a great place to live and settle.

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