NYC Adjusting for Aging

As New York City's population grows older, the city is developing age-friendly districts. The districts will include improvements from grocery discounts to more time to cross busy intersections.
July 21, 2010, 8am PDT | Alek Miller
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"The city's efforts, gaining strength as the baby boomer generation starts reaching retirement age, are born of good intentions as well as an economic strategy.

'New York has become a safer city, and we have such richness of parks and culture that we're becoming a senior retirement destination,' said Linda I. Gibbs, New York's deputy mayor for health and human services. 'They come not only with their minds and their bodies; they come with their pocketbooks.'

The round trip back to cities among empty nesters, rejoining those who simply grow old where they were once young, goes on, of course, across the country, and New York is not the only place trying to ease that passage."

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Published on Sunday, July 18, 2010 in The New York Times
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