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Age-friendly College


NYAM, in partnership with the Mayor’s office and the NY City Council, has launched the nation’s first searchable online database that empowers older adults to browse, search, compare, and connect with mostly free educational opportunities at dozens of local colleges and universities. The database is comprised of NYC-area college and university profiles with information of interest to older adults, including degree programs, continuing education, campus events and resources, distance learning, and older adult-specific programs. Examples of information found in school profiles include: Senior discounts or free access to courses and campus events; Classes in accounting, computer technology, science, money management, foreign languages, and many other subjects; English as a Second Language and GED courses; Job skills/training and certificate programs; Access to campus facilities like libraries, art galleries, fitness centers, and observatories; Public lecture series; Online courses; Programs designed especially for older adults.


Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Other target group(s): public sector, private sector

Sector(s): Information and communication

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:

Contact details

Name: Goldman, Lindsay

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Preferred language(s): English

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