Posted by: Patricia Salkin | October 30, 2010

NYS Office for the Aging Publishes Manual on Livable Communities for Aging Population

“With a rapidly aging population, New York’s communities are changing significantly,” Governor Paterson said. “One in five people in the country will be over the age of 65 by 2030, but in many respects, the communities we’ve developed over the past 40 years do not accommodate the housing, neighborhood and mobility needs of an aging population. As a result, the State of New York announced a series of resources to “help communities plan for livable, age-integrated communities so seniors in New York can continue to live and prosper in the communities in which they’ve resided and raised their children.”                                                     

The Livable New York Resource Manual was released by the New York State Office for the Aging to help local officials, professionals and residents plan, zone and develop for livable communities, aging-in-place and sustainable neighborhoods – stressing future-based planning on evolving demographic trends. The manual addresses the Livable New York focus areas – housing, transportation, mobility, green buildings, energy alternatives and inclusive planning. The Livable New York Resource Manual is available on-line at

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