Age-Friendly NYC

AID Pilot Program: Bedford-Stuyvesant


 Wisdom from our Griots: Bed-Stuy Seniors Share their Stories (A 2012 video from the Bed-Stuy Aging Improvement District)

Groundwork for the Bedford-Stuyvesant Aging Improvement District in Brooklyn began in November 2010 and it was officially launched on April 26, 2012 [See launch program]. Unlike the first two pilots, which are staffed by The New York Academy of Medicine and an advisory group, this district is staffed by an existing community organization, the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant (CIBS).

The Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant is considering the needs and contributions of older adults in the areas where they have existing networks of hundreds of community partners. These include housing and physical development, workforce development, business vitality, asset building, and social services.