|Right now, there are 1 million people over 65 living in NYC, and by 2030 this number is expected to increase by 50% -- the most rapid increase in history. Soon, NYC will have more older adults than school-aged children.
To prepare for this transformation, The Office of the Mayor, the New York City Council, and the New York Academy of Medicine partnered to create Age-friendly NYC.
Healthy, active and engaged older people are assets to all areas of city life. Age-friendly NYC challenges all sectors of the city to rethink aging and consider how best to serve and benefit from this growing population.
|SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES
Age-friendly NYC has created a database to connect older New Yorkers with free and discounted educational and cultural opportunities offered by local colleges and universities. Search the database to find local offerings»
AGE SMART EMPLOYER AWARDS
The Age Smart Employer Awards honor NYC employers who value workers of all ages. Application deadline extended to October 14th. Learn about or apply for the award»
12 PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT MAYOR
The next Mayor of New York has the opportunity to accelerate change through twelve actions that are based on consultation with experts.View the priorities here»
STRATEGIC ASSISTANCE TO OTHER CITIES
NYAM and Age-friendly NYC provide strategic assistance to cities around the world seeking to become more inclusive of their older adult population. Learn more»
AGE-FRIENDLY NYC FEATURED IN THE MAYOR'S MANAGEMENT REPORT
Age-friendly NYC was included in the most recent Mayor's Management Report. View the report»
AGE-FRIENDLY NYC WINS BEST EXISTING AGE-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE
The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has named Age-friendly NYC the Best Existing Age-friendly Initiative in the world. View the story»
NEW YORK CITY ISSUES 2013 AGE-FRIENDLY NYC REPORT
The City of New York has released its 2013 Progress Report on Age-friendly NYC.View the report»
NEW REPORT: UPDATES ON AGE-FRIENDLY NYC COMMISSION INITIATIVES
The Age-friendly NYC Commission issued a new report on its initiatives from 2010-2013. View the report here»
AGE-FRIENDLY NYC HONORED BY AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
The American Public Health Association (APHA) has recognized the vision and innovation of Age-friendly NYC with its 2013 Archstone Foundation Award for Excellence in Program Innovation. View the story here»