Age-Friendly NYC

Local Business Initiative

New York City is the home of Wall Street and a hub of international commerce. It is also the home of more than 200,000 small businesses, which have an immeasurable effect on the lives of older New Yorkers as the places where they shop, invest their money, work, and engage with their communities. In addition, the older adult consumer base is diverse, growing quickly and already controls tremendous spending power. In New York City nearly half of consumer spending is from adults over 50. That is $70.1 billion annually!

The Age-friendly Local Business Initiative (AFLBI) fosters age-friendly environments to help businesses attract, engage and retain older adults as customers by considering the age-friendly features of their business. AFLBI provides resources, materials and assistance to help business owners identify, promote and improve their age-friendly features by making low and no cost changes to ensure everyone can enjoy access to a variety of goods and services, regardless of their age.

NYC Local Businesses Welcome Older Adults from The New York Academy of Medicine on Vimeo.


Age-friendly Business Guide [PDF]

Age-friendly Business Checklist [PDF]

Have You MADE Your Business Age-friendly Presentation [PDF]

Age-friendly Business Profiles

Age-friendly NYC is profiling businesses and business-serving organizations we partner with across New York City to show examples of how local business owners and their communities are becoming more age-friendly.

Brooklyn Burger & Brew Co.

Brooklyn Swirl

Hibiscus Day Spa

Cherry's Unisex Salon


Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn


Myrtle Avenue BID
Bed-Stuy Gateway BID
Westchester Square BID
Lincoln Square BID

If you are a business and would like to sign up for the Local Business Initiative, or if you have any questions, please contact us