Mayor de Blasio reseats the NYC Age Friendly Commission including new member Jack Rowe and reappointed member Linda Fried

Monday, August 12, 2019

The de Blasio Administration, in partnership with the New York City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), recently announced the reappointment of the Age-friendly NYC Commission which includes Columbia Aging Center faculty member John W. Rowe, MD, and interim co-director and faculty member Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH. The Commission is comprised of leaders from government, nonprofit, business, education, and health care.  For details, please visit this link.

Age-friendly NYC Commission accomplishments since the last seating in 2015 include:

  • The release of "Age-friendly NYC: New Commitments for a City of All Ages," an updated report on the City's age-friendly initiatives;
  • The launch of, an open-source interactive map representing the current and projected aging population and corresponding resources and services, created by NYAM and the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research/CUNY Graduate Center and supported by the Fan Fox and Leslie R Samuels Foundation;
  • The publication of "Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners," created by DFTA and AIA-Design for Aging Committee;
  • The contribution of a chapter to "Age-friendly Cities in International Comparison: Political Lessons, Scientific Avenues, and Democratic Issues;"
  • The launch of the Age-friendly Brooklyn initiative in collaboration with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office; and more.