Age-Friendly NYC

The Age-friendly New York City Commission

The Age-friendly New York City Commission is composed of public and private sector leaders from a wide range of industries, organizations and institutions in New York City who are dedicated to making the city a better place for older adults. The Commission was seated in January 2010. It is charged with providing innovative leadership to engage all sectors throughout New York City to make changes that will encourage healthy and active aging for every New Yorker. The Commission helps drive positive change by leveraging a broad range of public and private resources and advocating on behalf of older adults at every level of society.

The Commission conducted initial efforts through workgroups, which were staffed by The New York Academy of Medicine in partnership with the Office of the Mayor and the City Council. In its first year, the Commission created three workgroups: Aging Improvement Districts; Age-friendly Business; and Age-friendly Schools, Colleges and Universities. In 2011, the Commission created a fourth workgroup: Age-friendly Technology.

To see a full list of the Commission members, click here. [PDF]