New York is an old city growing older. As aging adults continue to make up a larger portion of the population, people are re-imagining and redefining what it means to grow old. They’re texting and sexting and learning new languages, but for a demographic that will soon outnumber school-age children, growing pains still make this city of opportunity tough to navigate.
This site is a production of New York University’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute. It features stories of older New Yorkers facing – and celebrating – being older in New York.