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Columbia Accepts Age Friendly New York City Award for Best Existing Age Friendly Initiative

The International Federation on Aging (IFA) honored The Age Friendly New York City initiative with the 2013 Summa Age Friendly Cities and Communities Innovation Award.  Dean Linda P. Fried, a commissioner of The Age Friendly New York City Initiative appointed by Mayor Bloomberg, chairs a committee within the Initiative – the Schools, Colleges and Universities Work Group. She accepted the award for Best Existing Age Friendly Initiative at the IFA meeting held in Istanbul on October 5.  The IFA selected the initiative that “best demonstrates innovation and visionary approaches to age friendliness and generational inclusivity.”