Age-Friendly NYC

Local Business Initiative

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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.   The more than 1 million older adults in New York City represent a potentially lucrative customer base for businesses. The Age-friendly Local Business Initiative provides information and support to businesses on how to become age-friendly and market themselves to older adults.

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.

Age-friendly Business Profile: Brooklyn Burger & Brew Co.

Age-friendly Business Profile: Brooklyn Swirl

Age-friendly Business Profile: Hibiscus Day Spa

Age-friendly Business Profile: Cherry's Unisex Salon

Age-friendly Business Profile: Calabash

You can also find information about our program and resources here:

Age-friendly Local Business Initiative Overview [PDF]

Guidelines for Age-friendly Local Business [PDF]

Age-friendly Local Business Resource Guides [PDF]


If you are a business and would like to sign up for the Local Business Initiative, please contact us.