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Toward An Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report

Finkelstein, R, Garcia, A, Netherland, J, Walker, J. Toward An Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report. 2008.

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Toward An Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report

A century ago, life expectancy at birth for New Yorkers was a mere 40.6 years for boys and 44.9 years for girls. Today, life expectancy at birth is 75.7 for boys and 78.7 for girls. Most New Yorkers can expect to live well beyond retirement into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. In fact, more and more New Yorkers are in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. Almost 12 percent of the population is over age 65, and in some neighborhoods that proportion reaches 20 percent. These additional decades of life represent a triumph of science and civilization, but they also pose a challenge: how can we adapt our City and neighborhoods to make sure older adults can lead happy, healthy, and productive lives? How can we become an age-friendly city?

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NYAM Report - Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters in Daily Life

Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

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NYAM Report - Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: The Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit

A new issue brief from NYAM, “Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: the Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit,” is the first in a series related to promoting a better understanding of Community Benefit in New York State and how it can advance population health.

NYAM commissioned an analysis of hospital community benefit investments by New York State hospitals. The new issue brief analyzes the reported expenditures of NYS hospitals in the categories of the IRS Schedule H report.

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