|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»
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»
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»
2013 AGE SMART EMPLOYER AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the 2013 Age Smart Employer Award Winners! Montefiore Medical Center, Pfizer, Renewal Care Partners & Ristorante Settepani & Settepani Bakery. Learn more about the winners»
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»