Welcome to the Department for the Aging’s website. Whether you are a senior, a caregiver, a community partner or an interested visitor, we hope you will find it a valuable resource for information about New York City’s services and programs for older persons.
Older New Yorkers are among the City’s most valued assets. The experiences that they share with us, their viewpoints, skills and talents add to our City’s vibrancy. To ensure their well-being as they grow older, the Department is dedicated to working with its community partners to provide services and programs. Furthermore, New York City itself is currently engaged in a major initiative to strengthen its “age-friendliness” in anticipation of a not-too-distant future when one in every five New Yorkers will be over age 60.
Through Age Friendly NYC, Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council, along with hundreds of organizations, institutions and businesses that make New York City their home, are working together to create and sustain an environment that promotes the health, dignity and sense of purpose of older persons. The Initiative envisions seniors growing older with improved access to healthcare, better transportation options, safer roads and expanded availability of suitable houses, It seeks to address not only older persons’ diverse service needs but also to encourage their abilities and full, continuing participation in city life.
The Department for the Aging is proud to be a key part of Age Friendly NYC and is committed to its successful achievement.