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Albany County, New York

Albany County, New York

Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly

Albany County, New York  United States of America
Print this page City population: 30300020 % over 60Joined Network in 2016

Albany County already goes above and beyond in its desire to make the lives of our older citizens safe, healthy and happy. From home delivered meals, congregate meals, transportation, legal and adult day care services to our aggressive attempts to secure funding through grants that will allow seniors to receive the handicapped access necessary for them to stay in their homes and age in comfort, we feel confident that we know where many of the problems are that confront our older residents on a daily basis. But we can always do better. We recently revived the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, a 9.6 mile totally handicapped accessible bike and walking trail that will host a myriad of activities designed to get seniors up and active. Our county owned Lawson Lake is a beautiful lake that has recently been renovated to accommodate hundreds of residents and visitors. Our newly created county recreation department will make programs and activities available to seniors such as a county garden, picnic and bar-b-cue activities and intergenerational programs for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors. Through our upcoming survey we will be actively seeking sincere input from our seniors to determine where we are succeeding, and where we need improvement in bringing services to them, as well as what services that they feel they need in order to “Age Friendly. “

Baseline Assessment
Strategy and Action Plan