Improving Senior Living in NYC

The audience was young and old, but all interested in the myriad of ways that we can improve the ability of seniors living in NYC to age in-place. “Age-Friendly Strategies for NYC” was a continuation of the AIANY Design for Aging Committee’s successful one-day charrette “Booming Boroughs,” which delved into NYC residential environments. The panel explored two additional aspects of aging in place: use of technology and community activism. All three panelists are involved with the Age-Friendly NYC initiative of the NY Academy of Medicine, which was recently recognized by the International Federation on Aging as the Best Existing Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Innovation in the world. All three speakers shared their vision for initiatives to positively impact the lives of older adults. Continue reading “Improving Senior Living in NYC”