Age-Friendly NYC was launched in the fall of 2007 as a collaboration between the Mayor’s Office, the New York City Council, and the New York Academy of Medicine to assess the needs of older adults using the World Health Organization’s Global Age-Friendly Cities framework. Terry Fulmer, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, was one of the members of the original NYAM workgroup. 

On it's ten year anniversary, the city has released a report on the history of age-friendly NYC and includes 86 initiatives that are part of the city's age-friendly plan. Several of The John A. Hartford Foundation's grantees are discussed in the Health & Social Services initiatives, including the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program.

To read the report, click here.
To go to NYC Department for the Aging NYC Age-Friendly page, click here.
To go to NYAM's NYC Age-Friendly page, click here.