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Lead Agency: New York Academy of Medicine
Action Plan Download
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.
Progress Report Download
New York City's age-friendly progress report highlights how it is helping older adults stay in their existing neighborhoods, making neighborhoods safer, and addressing social isolation. The initiative has helped build and preserve over 200,000 units of affordable housing and has passed an aging-in-place guide for business owners. The city has also worked with stakeholders to create IMAGE-NYC, an open-source interactive map of the aging population in New York to facilitate more informed planning and equitable deployment of resources for older people. Age-friendly New York has also developed a digital and printed toolkit to provide evidence to support the value of older people in communities and the value of arts and culture as we age, along with socio-demographic data and no and low-cost strategies to attract and cater to a multigenerational audience.