To Build an Ageless, Equitable, and Inclusive New York City for all, we must Eliminate Ageism and all its Inequities.
Ageism is “the third great ‘ism’ in our society, after racism and sexism.” - Palmore, 2001
discriminates and marginalizes,
of women between the ages of 45 and 74 have faced age discrimination at work. 57 percent of men in the same age range agree.
said that they experienced at least one form of ageism in their day-to-day lives.
Racial and ethnic minority groups are likely to enter old age in poorer health and at greater risk of vulnerability due to life-long discrimination.
“The injurious reach of ageism that our team documented demonstrates the need for
initiatives to overcome ageism”
Yale School of Public Health, 2020 study of the health consequences of Ageism (7 million participants across 45 countries)
who we are
For 38 years, the Aging in New York Fund (ANYF) and its supporters and partners, have invested in solutions that address Aging challenges and empower Aging strengths.
The Aging in New York Fund, Inc. is the charitable arm for the NYC Department for the Aging. We are an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to combatting Aging inequities and empowering Aging strengths.
We focus on:
Combatting Inequities for NYC’s Older Adults: Ageism, Discrimination and Marginalization, Financial, Health, Social Isolation, and Technology
Empowering NYC’s Older Adults: Intergenerational Connections and Aging in Place
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a multitude of inequalities. It has disproportionately affected older people's lives, causing devastating blows to their physical health, their mental health and their livelihoods, especially to older minorities. It has exposed heath inequities, it has worsened ageism, it has increased social isolation, it has increased financial insecurity. Over the longer term, income inequality, high levels of public debt, a weakened economy and other factors exacerbated by the pandemic imperil the services and health and pension safety nets that so many older people rely on.
By supporting older people to live better, longer lives, you are also helping your own future as an older adult.
Age-Tastic!® is an effective and entertaining Health and Wellness 8 week program for older adults that embeds gameplay, group facilitated discussions, and “try it at home” activities to significantly increase knowledge, self-efficacy, and healthy behaviors.
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