When Age-friendly NYC, a partnership of the Office of the Mayor, the City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) spoke to several thousand older adults throughout the city, many said that they were craving a place to cool off, to socialize and to get some exercise. A pilot project, Senior Swim was developed in 2012 with one city pool, in which several hours a week were dedicated to seniors only for swimming and aquatic exercises. It was such a success the city extended it to 14 pools in 2013 and 16 pools in 2014 and 2015.
Main target group: Older people in general
Other target group(s): Disabled
Sector(s): Urban development
Desired outcome for older people:
Other Issues: Social participation, community support and health services, respect and social inclusion
Name: Goldman, Lindsay
Email address: www.goldman@NYAM.orgPreferred language(s): English