Survey reveals community improvements sought by Brooklyn seniors

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Borough President Eric Adams along with the New York Academy of Medicine unveiled the results of a survey taken by nearly 2,000 Brooklyn seniors.

The survey asked seniors how their community could improve their quality of life, as part of an initiative to make Brooklyn more age-friendly. It comes after a recent report showing that Brooklyn has the largest number of aging adult residents in the state.

The survey recommended improvements in transportation by expanding the Fair Fare's program to include Access-A-RIDE and training bus drivers to fully pull up to the curb for seniors' safety. Housing and jobs were just as important, with many asking for more supportive housing and working with local businesses to hire seniors.

The New York Academy of Medicine will receive more than $12,000 from the borough president, which will be used to work with all the neighborhoods in Brooklyn to create age-friendly programs.

 

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