New York City is a greying city in a greying nation, with a dramatic increase in the number of people 65 years of age or older. But there is a particularly vulnerable subpopulation of concern. Almost half of all older people in NYC are foreign born, compared with 12% for the nation. What are the implications of this for a city that is trying to create an aging-friendly environment and a healthier population? And what are the implications for the nation?
Tonight’s Healthstyles program addresses this topic. Liz Seegert is a journalist and Senior Fellow with the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College. She interviews Christian Gonzalez Rivera from the Center for an Urban Future about these issues and the new report he authored entitled, The New Face of New York’s Seniors.
So tune in tonight at 11:00PM on WBAI (99.5 FM, www.wbai.org). To listen to the program anytime, click here:
Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College.