How to Make Your City Age-friendly

The New York Academy of Medicine, leader of the Age-friendly NYC initiative, provides strategic assistance to cities around the world seeking to become more inclusive of their older adult population.  As the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center on Aging, Urbanization and Globalization and the first member of the WHO’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities, The Academy helped develop the process that cities around the world now follow. The Academy provides customized one-time and ongoing strategic assistance to network members and non-members, cities large and small.

Capabilities & Services

Policy Analysis
Strategic Planning
Designing and Conducting Community Consultations with Older Adults and Stakeholders
Developing an Action Plan
Partnering Across City Agencies, NGOs and the Business Community
Evaluating Impact

Partial List of Current Clients

Washington DC, U.S.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Manchester, U.K.
Hong Kong
Seoul, South Korea
Melbourne, Australia

For more information on how the Academy can assist with helping to make your city, community or business age-friendly, email


Creating an Age-friendly NYC, One Neighborhood at a Time as well as other resources on our Tools and Publications Page.