An inter-agency collaborative established to realize and institutionalize an age-inclusive New York City through structural, legislative, and systemic solutions.


Serving as a national model as we build an age-inclusive New York City, the Cabinet for Older New Yorkers brings together city agencies to harness the voices of older adults to inform policy, systems and operations, combat discrimination and cultivate lasting change.

  • 2022 – Mayor Adams pushes the envelope, expanding age-friendly to age-inclusive; a new standard that creates systemic transformation through policy, operations, and cultural changes.
  • 2010 – New York City named the first Age-friendly City by the World Health Organization under its certification process.
  • 2007 – Age-Friendly NYC was launched in response to the daily needs of older adults.

The Older Adult Population Is the Fastest Growing We’re Responding Today & Planning for Tomorrow

  • 17% of Americans (55.6 million) are aged 65+.
  • Every day, 10,000 baby boomers become older adults.
  • 73,000 New York City older adults identify as heads of households.
  • 82% of older adults experience ageism in their daily lives.
  • More than 42% of older Americans aged 65+ live alone. Social isolation creates a heightened risk of heart disease, dementia, depression and stroke.

Cabinet Member Agencies