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Lead Agency: New York Academy of Medicine
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Age-friendly New York City was launched as a collaboration between the Mayor's Office, the New York City Council, and the New York Academy of Medicine. The action plan commits to improving health and social services, creating more affordable housing options that include enhanced aid for older adults, providing better transit, and expanding public safety measures.
Action Plan Highlights
Civic Participation and EmploymentIncrease access to social security benefits by assisting older workers, particularly those without significant work experience, find jobs.
HousingExpand affordable housing access to low- and moderate-income residents.
New York City's age-friendly progress report highlights the ways in which they are helping older adults stay in their existing neighborhoods, making neighborhoods safer and more equitable, and addressing social isolation and other mental health issues. The initiative has helped build and preserve over 200,000 units of affordable housing and has worked to pass an aging-in-place guide for business owners, recommending building modifications to accommodate older tenants and customers. New York City has also worked with local stakeholders to create IMAGE-NYC, an open-source interactive map of the current and projected aging population in New York to facilitate more informed planning and more equitable and localized deployment of resources for older people by government agencies, elected officials, health care and supportive service providers, researchers, and funders. Age-friendly New York has also developed a digital and printed toolkit to provide evidence to support the value of older pe