The Department for the Aging’s Annual Plan Summary (April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019) outlines demographics of older New Yorkers, supportive-service needs, program initiatives, and advocacy objectives. The Annual Plan is an important road map for the Department.
"Age-friendly NYC: New Commitments for a City for All Ages" has nearly 90 initiatives from dozens of City agencies and community groups. These initiatives address needs in areas such as housing, health, safety, and the arts - all with the goal of helping older New Yorkers age in place with dignity.
The ThriveNYC Geriatric Mental Health Initiative is up and running in dozens of senior centers, where older adults participate in group engagement activities and receive on-site, one-on-one counseling for free.
The "Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners: Recommended Age-Friendly Residential Building Upgrades" contains dozens of helpful guidelines and upgrades to help landlords make cost-effective, common sense renovations that can save lives by preventing falls and other hazards.