Quinn Lays Out Plan To Help With Increase In Elderly Population
11/27/2007 03:57 PM
The city's top Democrat announced a long-term initiative Tuesday aimed at improving life for elderly New Yorkers.
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Council Speaker Christine Quinn says that lawmakers are teaming up with the New York Academy of Medicine to make sure the city's housing, transportation, health care and social services infrastructure is equipped to handle the 40 percent increase in seniors citizens expected in the city by 2030, which is also the benchmark year in the mayors PlaNYC initiative for a greener New York.
"As we plan for the future of this city with an eye towards preserving the cities environmental makeup, we also need to make sure that it is a place that is welcome and supportive of all the senior citizens in it, particularly the 300,000 extra we will have by then,” said Quinn.
Roundtable meetings will be held with businesses and senior advocates around the five boroughs to identify the changing needs of the elderly.