NYC's Dept. of Aging provides scores of resources for its citizens, including:
- 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.
- In-home services that could include housekeeping, meal preparation, counseling on long-term care issues, friendly visits, and home-delivered meals.
- Health insurance resources and answers.
- Employment services and training.
- 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
A diverse mixture of ages and religions,with single people and families with large number of children parents and grandparents living in one house. the area is safe crime free we look out for each and help our neighbors when needed
there are a variety of things to do for people of all ages. There are plenty of parks, activities, etc. This is a very diverse neighborhood with excellent proximity to Manhattan.
Best place to live with different cultures and molding pot of the world therefore is the best i will still live here until i die near bridge and lots of atracttion
Easy walking distance to stores and public transportation which give senior citizen discounts and people treat the elderly well. There are also public parks with seating.
One of the best cities to live in for things do. Great transportation system. Still, this city is anything but affordable. If you are well, can get around, then you'll love the convenience of everything here. I would hesitate to rate the overall friendliness and companionship with the people here as I have been places where there is far more neighbors and people to get to know and relate with.
Very little chance at any employment after age 60
Lots of activities but over priced
Outstanding public transit all night long and weekends. Offers senior fare discount. Lots of activities. Cost of living is very, very high.
All those city features that make life do-able for older adults are present here, including buildings that you can enter and exit in a motorized wheelchair. The big drawback is high cost of living.
Love it, love it!! Cost of living it not bad, but would like to see more discounts for senior citizens. There are fewer jobs for people over the age of 65,such as Retirement Jobs. Who would take a job as a home care attendant, that is too physical for someone over the age of 65, in fact that is ridiculous!!! Education is a much better option to consider, as you can be accepted at almost all colleges. Transportation is very good here, buses, with reclining steps and ramps, plus the discount fares. Now most subways have elevators to use instead of the steps, love it!! Lastly, community engagement is great, from the senior citizens centers, to the YMCA, movie discounts and meal discounts in some restaurants, but not many.
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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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