“Supporting New York State's Booming Older Adult Population”
A Center for an Urban Future Policy Symposium
January 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
@ The Albany Room
North Concourse, Empire State Plaza
Today, nearly one in six New Yorkers is 65 and above and older adults are driving population growth statewide. The aging of the population is bringing about a host of new challenges—from caregiving and housing to financial insecurity and staying in the workforce—as well as vital opportunities to help more older New Yorkers thrive. But keeping pace with these changes will require bold new policies and investments at the state level.
This forum explored what state and local policymakers should do to better support older New Yorkers from Buffalo to Long Island, and make New York a healthier and more supportive place to grow older.
The symposium included a panel discussion, "What NY State Can Do to Support the Fast-Growing Older Adult Population?," featuring:
- Maria Alvarez, Executive Director, New York StateWide Senior Action Council
- Beth Finkel, State Director, AARP New York
- Allison Nickerson, Executive Director, LiveOn NY
- Becky Preve, Executive Director, Association on Aging in New York
- Jo-Ann Yoo, Executive Director, Asian American Federation
And a response from state policymakers, featuring:
- State Senator Rachel May, Chair, Senate Committee on Aging
- State Assembly Member Catalina Cruz, Member, Assembly Committee on Aging
- Greg Olsen, Director, New York State Office for the Aging
This symposium is made possible through generous support from AARP.
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