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New York
New York
New York
447 reviews
4 out of 5 stars based on 537 ratings
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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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A lot of seniors and a lot of home care sgencies
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Maybe because of the large population and theres more seniors and caregiving services. People help seniors when needed.
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The community always help each other's when never they can assess both elderly and kids ...they are very friendly I enjoy living in my community.
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Transportation/jobs- unfriendly
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Care, working, community engagement,
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New York City, while wonderful, is brutal. People are often required to walk long distances, sit in crammed transit (which is especially dangerous for high risk seniors), or spend tons of money on a cab or Uber. It is fast paced and unforgiving financially as well which can pose major issues for individuals in retirement.
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working, community engagement, general livability.

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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.

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