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New York
New York
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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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.

Learn more about taxes in New York

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IT all ages and some speck and some don't.

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Easy access to medical care, excellent public transportation, great ease of shopping and access to social activities. Plus, a supportive community arises within apartment buildings.

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there is a lots of parks and good transportation.people are so friendly and helpful.

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Many buildings with no elevators. Stairs, no elevators down to subway. Busy streets

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i see seniors shopping in supermarkets, walking by themselves, people often offer their help to them.

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there are many centers and activities.

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The community of people in that area is very genuine and caring, and that very rare to come across these days. I feel like they really care about you as an individual and you're able to learn from them as well.

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There are senior centers

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These areas are ave friendly i lived i. The lower eastside for over 30 years i had all my children at beth isreal hospital and the parks & librarys and the areas are ok the people are friendly aswell.theres alot of transportation in these areas to vet u where u want to go..school and park friendly.

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This place is age friendly because it has senior centers and easy access to transportation as well as medical centers.

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Taxes

C

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.

Learn more about taxes in New York

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