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Creating an Age-friendly NYC
Ruth Finkelstein, Sc.D
The New York Academy of Medicine
Older Adults are:
Producers

Community Resources
Change Agents
Department of Transportation: Safe Streets for Seniors

Before

Flushing Senior Area; Main Street & Kissena Blvd., Queens
Department of Transportation: Safe Streets for Seniors

After

Flushing Senior Area; Main Street & Kissena Blvd., Queens
Department of Transportation: CityBench

Before
Department of Transportation: Safe Streets for Seniors

After
Department of Parks and Recreation: Senior Splash

Before
Department of Parks and Recreation: Senior Splash

After
Lessons Learned to Carry into the Next Administration:
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Joined-up governance
Value of talking directly with pe...
FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.AgeFriendlyNYC.org
AgeFriendlyNYC@nyam.org
twitter.com/AgeFriendlyNYC
facebook.com/AgeFriendlyNY...
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Creating an Age-friendly NYC

  1. 1. Creating an Age-friendly NYC Ruth Finkelstein, Sc.D The New York Academy of Medicine
  2. 2. Older Adults are: Producers Community Resources Change Agents
  3. 3. Department of Transportation: Safe Streets for Seniors Before Flushing Senior Area; Main Street & Kissena Blvd., Queens
  4. 4. Department of Transportation: Safe Streets for Seniors After Flushing Senior Area; Main Street & Kissena Blvd., Queens
  5. 5. Department of Transportation: CityBench Before
  6. 6. Department of Transportation: Safe Streets for Seniors After
  7. 7. Department of Parks and Recreation: Senior Splash Before
  8. 8. Department of Parks and Recreation: Senior Splash After
  9. 9. Lessons Learned to Carry into the Next Administration: • • • • • • Joined-up governance Value of talking directly with people about their lives Top down and bottom up strategies Neighborhoods matter Age-in-everything: no cost, low cost, cost Incremental is okay
  10. 10. FOR MORE INFORMATION www.AgeFriendlyNYC.org AgeFriendlyNYC@nyam.org twitter.com/AgeFriendlyNYC facebook.com/AgeFriendlyNYC

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