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New York
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age-friendly Cities and Communities

NYC's Dept. of Aging provides scores of resources for its citizens, including:

  1. Locations of senior centers around the city which provide help and entertainment, such as art, music, and dance classes, walking clubs, yoga, and tai chi, chronic disease self-management classes for people with arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure, nutrition and other workshops, benefits screenings (Medicare, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and other programs), technology classes, recreational trips, transportation, lunch (some centers also serve breakfast), and holiday and birthday celebrations.

  2. In-home services that could include housekeeping, meal preparation, counseling on long-term care issues, friendly visits, and home-delivered meals.

  3. Health insurance resources and answers.

  4. Employment services and training.

  5. Transportation and bill paying help.

The NYC Map of Aging shows available services, and amenities for residents age 65+.

Contacts Donna Corrado, Ph.D.

Commissioner for the Department of Aging 

2 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10007

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All of the above
Plenty of transportation
Plenty of schools
Plenty of community engagement and I myself part take in that as well


I know everyone around my block and they are age friendly.
I lived in Bedstuy, Brooklyn for only 3 years now and I love my neighborhood & neighbors.
It's a community we help each other out whenever we can.


Its a big city with a lot of good people who are kind to another.


There is a lot of elderly people who've been living in the neighborhoods for 40yrs


My neighborhood is pretty quiet and consists of people of various ages transportation is readily available with the bus and train only a block away no matter what your age is every one is treated the same


This town is full of great decent people , and we are a neighborhood theirs a lot of options for transportation too and I been living around this neighborhood for about 12 years now .


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Live by central park


Transportation is reliable


Center of the visual and performing arts, wide choice of excellent health care facilities and providers, public transportation.

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How did New York earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. New York has a state sales tax of 4.00%. Of particular interest is that New York does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. New York has an effective property tax rate of 1.65%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how New York earned its state tax grade of C.

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