Aging Improvement Districts
New York is a city of neighborhoods, and older adults have told us that they most want to see improvements at the local level, in these neighborhoods, where they spend the majority of their time. In response, the innovative concept of Aging Improvement Districts was born. To create an Aging Improvement District, the concerns and suggestions of older adults in a specific neighborhood are brought together with the leaders and resources of local businesses, non-profit organizations, city officials, cultural, educational and religious institutions to think strategically to make no and low-cost improvements.
Age-friendly New York City currently has pilot Aging Improvement Districts in three neighborhoods:
If you are interested in creating an Aging Improvement District in your neighborhood, please see Age-friendly New York City's 2012 guide Creating an Age-friendly NYC, One Neighborhood at a Time.