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New York City can be a good place for older adults to live, but it depends on individual preferences and circumstances. Here are some factors to consider:


  1. Healthcare: New York City is home to numerous world-class hospitals, medical centers, and specialized healthcare providers. The city offers a wide range of healthcare services, including geriatric care, and has a robust healthcare infrastructure. Access to quality healthcare can be an advantage for older adults.

  2. Cultural and Recreational Opportunities: New York City is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, including Broadway shows, museums, art galleries, music performances, and more. There are also parks, green spaces, and recreational activities available for leisure and relaxation. For older adults interested in cultural experiences and staying active, the city offers a wealth of opportunities.

  3. Transportation: New York City has an extensive public transportation system, including subway lines, buses, and accessible transportation options. The city's transportation network can be convenient for older adults who prefer not to rely on personal vehicles. However, the bustling nature of the city may require adjustment for individuals with mobility issues or who prefer a quieter environment..

  4. Age-Friendly Initiatives: New York City has implemented various age-friendly initiatives to support older adults. These initiatives aim to improve accessibility, social participation, and community support for the aging population. Examples include programs for affordable housing, senior centers, and services geared towards older adults.

  5. Cost of Living: It's important to note that New York City has a high cost of living, including housing, transportation, and general expenses. The cost of housing, in particular, can be significantly higher compared to other cities. Financial considerations should be taken into account when evaluating the suitability of the city for older adults.

  6. Urban Environment: New York City is a bustling metropolis with a fast-paced and lively atmosphere. While this can be exciting for some, others may find it overwhelming or prefer a quieter environment. Noise, crowds, and the density of the city should be considered based on personal preferences and lifestyle.


The NYC Map of Aging shows available services, and amenities for residents age 65+.

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Commercial neighborhood very great for the community .no need to travel . everything is within your reach. Nonetheless Macy's, khol, JCPenney Walmart modelling Ulta Burlington won't hesitate to satisfy your .just go out there for fresh and Sonic , buffalo, redloster, thank God is Friday to the list will crunch your anger. A place we're everything is suitable for your.

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It's very diverse and everyone is friendly to everyone regardless of age. There are many senior citizen centers. Many parks. Public libraries offer exercise classes for seniors.

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This city is age friendly bcecause there is easy access to bus. trains and subways which allow you to get around at a reasonable charge. There is also a senior center which provides meals to those seniors in need and also companionship

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my neighborhood is a great place for all ages. we have senior centers, community centers and public parks. we have activities suitable for all ages. my neighborhood is perfect for all ages.

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My area is a very diversified neighborhood. All ages and nationalities are inclusive Neighborhood stores and restaurants are close by. All facilities are available such as public and private schools, all types of house of worship,

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its has a great mixture of cultures and its really close to stores and parks schools .its has a big greek presence and italian also many places to worship from catholic to muslin also enjoy the great out doors with astoria park

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In my neighborhood we have both young and old and we all get alone just fine the young respects and help the elders. The older people like to be around the young.

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My neighborhood is age friendly. There are activities for all people of all ages in senior centers, libraries, religious institutions, schools and parks.

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The walk to public transportation is short both train and bus are near by.Drug store is in range and there are places to eat in walking distance from where I live

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Diversity , it is near all transportation everything is in walking distance to grocery shopping the mall is also in walking f distance, restaurant and parks are near by

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