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New York
New York
New York
408 reviews
4 out of 5 stars based on 485 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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I am a New York Native. I have lived in NYC most of my 77 years. It will always be home to me. Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village is located on the far east side of Manhattan from 14th Street to 23rd St. It was opened shortly after WWII. Over half of the residents of this apartment community in Manhattan are seniors. It offers easy access to public transportation, stores, major hospitals, educational and recreational activities.
-Various transportation accommodations within reach -plenty of ramps, railings, clean environments -parks and public areas are used for community engagement, eg. yoga, tai chi, arts and crafts -people in neighborhood and thoughtful and considerate of others
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I was raised in this neighborhood and everyone knows everyone. We have tenant patrol still and is pretty safe in neighborhood.
The community out here in New York isn't very good very bad communication skills
In this town, we have people who care a lot about their neighbors, especially the children.
New York is very age friendly. It is one of the most diverse cities in the world, attracting some of the most talented individuals from all age groups.
This city is very age friendly. There are various means of transportation. City is well diversified with its inhabitants, arts, music, restaurants and schools. The parks and outdoor activities for any age group are really amazing.
There are a lot of services for seniors

Very walkable. Can get to lots of stores by foot. Lots of public transport to allow people to get to doctors and hospitals. Plenty of community/senior centers as well as social welfare services.   Food delivery is available and there are lots of small ethnic neighborhood eateries. Area has parks for sitting and letting dogs play.  Active community planning board which likes to hear from constituents. 

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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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