|Right now, there are over 1 million people 65 and over living in NYC, and by 2040, this number is expected to increase by 40.7%. 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.
The Age-Friendly Neighborhoods Initiative builds upon the rich experiences of older adults to transform NYC neighborhoods into welcoming and inclusive places for people of all ages. Learn more»
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»
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»
AN OPPORTUNITY TO INNOVATE: THE AGING OF EASTERN QUEENS AND NASSAU COUNTY
We worked with North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System to conduct an assessment of older adults in their catchment area.Read the results»
RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: EMPOWERING OLDER ADULTS IN DISASTERS & DAILY LIFE
A new report from NYAM presents an innovative set of recommendations to keep older adults safe during future disasters. Read the full story»
AGE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS PROFILE: CALABASH
Check out our interview with a Bed-Stuy boutique specializing in local products about why they are becoming age-friendly. Read the full story»
AGE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS PROFILE: CHERRY'S UNISEX SALON
Check out our interview with Bedford-Stuyvesant's' hair and beauty salon about why they are becoming age-friendly. Read the full story»
AGE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS PROFILE: CORKSCREW WINES
Check out our interview with Brooklyn's excellent wine store about why they are becoming age-friendly. Read the full story»