New York Times features Ruth Finkelstein on key features of the Age-friendly city

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Age Boom Academy alumna Kerry Hannon featured Washington, DC, in her July 20th New York Times article about cities and urban aging "Washington: The Ideal Place to Grow Older."  She cited Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein on what is the crucial to successful urban aging:

Transportation is also crucial and it’s not just public transportation, said Ruth Finkelstein, associate director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, who previously directed the Age-Friendly New York City Initiative. “Walking is transportation, and the ability to walk safely in your neighborhood is essential. It is a wonderful physical activity, and it is also good from a cognitive health point of view and from a social engagement point of view.”