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

News: Four Ways to Help Older People During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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There's a couple of elderly homes in the area , such community centers for the elderly
I think this place makes friendly cause never had a problem in manhattan theres cool people and plus transportation and is a good comunity i really feel very good and safe in new york
I can't say it. with the COVID everybody stays at home and mostly in my area I don't see a lot of old people.
I live in a very diverse neighborhood there is flare and also generations of families.
It's very age friendly to various ages, we have the elderly who can get a feel of the lights the restaurants and long nice walks, then their the young adults who can go to bars movies, the neighborhood is accommodating as well to family's who can have family nights or go to parks or museums even see live shows.
As a person who lives in the projects the community is not always the best to any age group but usually try to protect elders
Transportation and education definitely
I recently moved to New York and cannot say if my living area is age friendly. I do see a wide age range of youth to mature people living here.
There is variety programs for elderly people but still there could be improvements

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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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