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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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My neighborhood is age friendly because there are quite a few senior living facilities. Also many establishments offer senior discounts. In addition many stores and restaurants offer handicap parking, handicap ramps, etc.

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This area is age friendly, had good transit and local food stores with delivery. Drs are close by for easy access. We have a senior center and not far from the beautiful ocean for nice beach walks.

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There are many families living in this neighborhood. Many have kids that have gone away to college so they are empty nesters. There are gyms that are age friendly

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everybody helps each other watches out for one another we all try to get along afterall we all must live together try to keep peace we help each other in snow storms all the time

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The neighborhood is age friendly as many of our neighbors are around the same as my husband any myself. There are also some age appropriate seniors in the area as well

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Lots of different things to do. Example food stores, diners, casino, restaurants, parks, malls, movie theater, schools, play grounds, very close to the trains toC.

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very differse ethnicity and age group; close to hospitals; many services available including large assosetment of eateries makes it fairly simple to get meals

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there are a lot of trees, park area entertainment and park benches in my neighborhood. their are also a lot of seniors that reside in the neighborhood and the are wheelchair accessible structures throughout the neighborhood.

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All different age people live here. We are close to everything. Food, wine, gyms, pharmacy, parking garages, snow removal. Neighbors help one another. Children and seniors. Pools and tennis. Daycare.

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Lots of senior centers, doctors, senior discounts, senior housing, parks, museums. It's a nice place to take walks, and there's also great public transportation.

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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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