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How It Started
Village Central is a community-based program of Central Community House, created to assist seniors who live, work and socialize in our community and who choose to “age-in-place.”
The goal of Village Central is to enable seniors to live in a caring, supportive, convenient, and safe neighborhood, by providing volunteer assistance, referrals to service providers, organized social and educational events, and opportunities to stay engaged with our community.
TRANSIT ARTS, a citywide youth arts development program of Central Community House, is rooted in a 30-year history of engaging young artists, ages 12-21+, in intensive programs of coaching by outstanding, culturally relevant, creative industry professionals.
Central Community House received the first major grant from the Isabelle Ridgway Foundation in 2019 to launch Village Central. Isabelle Ridgeway Foundation’s 2020 funding supported the creation of Village Central Arts, providing intergenerational engagement between TRANSIT ARTS and Village Central seniors through curbside concerts and socially distanced, onsite arts and crafts activities, and with the new podcast dedicated to magnifying our senior’s voices.
Andre Barrett Jr.
Questions and Episode Topics are created by our interviewers and youth from TRANSIT ARTS.
Isabelle Ridgway Foundation of The Columbus Foundation
Franklin County Office on Aging
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