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Help Make New York the Most Age-Friendly City in the World

Helen Hamlin is a 90-year old New Yorker with one goal in mind: to make her city the most age-friendly city in the world!

Helen has been actively working with NYAM and our partners to think critically about the ways in which New York can be a great place to live for people of all ages. As a member of NYAM's Age-friendly NYC initiative, she, and many others like her, have lobbied for longer traffic lights, greater involvement from the business community to recognize the needs of older adults, special senior swim hours at many of NYC's public pools, and bus shelters with comfortable seating, just to name a few.

"NYAM's Age-friendly NYC initiative has made it possible for me and  millions of older New Yorkers to remain vibrant and resourceful members  of society." --Helen Hamlin

Join us in our effort to make New York a city for all ages by making a generous tax deductible gift today at

The John Stearns Legacy Society

For more than 160 years, NYAM has been dedicated to advancing the health of people in cities. Gifts and bequests sustain this mission. Creating a fund for the future enables a donor to make a contribution that will continue to grow, have a long-range impact, and create a living memorial to a loved and respected person.

NYAM established The John Stearns Legacy Society to honor individuals who remember NYAM in their will and estate plans or have given a minimum of $25,000 to an endowment fund.

Learn more about The John Stearns Legacy Society here »

Ways to Give

Your donation provides essential support for NYAM’s efforts to advance the health of people in cities

Please click here to make your tax-deductible donation online through our simple, secure form.

By Mail
If you prefer to donate by mail, please make checks payable to The New York Academy of Medicine and mail to:
The New York Academy of Medicine
Office of Development
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

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