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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

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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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New York is a crowded, "hustle and bustle city. " That does not make it the most age- friendly of cities. I do note that NY has more mobility challenged features on the public transportation and public arenas and in that way it can be considered age-friendly.
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It has local parks, sidewalks for walking, numerous senior citizen centers, transportation for traveling, numerous stores and shops to choose from...
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Many government resources available, like healthcare and transportation tailored to seniors. Many activities available geared toward seniors
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New York City and my neighbourhood of Astoria has good transportation, excellent hospitals, many universities and colleges that seniors can attend for a minimal feel. However, it is getting more and more expensive in terms of rent. There is a lot of new construction but none of it is for senior apartments. And it is hard to find work, part-time of full time as a senior,
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There are lots of community organizations for seniors and the transportation is also age friendly

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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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