FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2010
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON NEW YORK CITY BECOMING THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S GLOBAL NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES
"Today the World Health Organization is recognizing New York City as the first member of its Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities. As a city that welcomes innovation and is always looking to learn from others' success, we are honored to be a part of a network of global leaders striving to make this world a better place to grow old. New Yorkers are living longer than ever before, and it's important that we engage our senior residents so they too can benefit from everything our communities have to offer. For more than three years, we have been working with our partners in the City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine to make New York a city for all ages. We will continue to work with our age-friendly network partners to transform our city into a place that maximizes the health and active participation of New Yorkers of every age."
Stu Loeser/Jessica Scaperotti (212) 788-2958