It’s a good time to be a senior in the Bronx. As reported in the New York Daily News, local politicians in the New York borough are working to create an ‘Aging Improvement District’ where seniors will have more access to local resources, and where they will also feel safer.
Some of the proposals outlined by Bronx politicians recently at an information session included emulating other such districts already in Manhattan and Brooklyn, which include more outdoor benches, senior-only hours at swimming pools, and even wider aisles in stores.
“We want to make this a better, easier, more respectful place for seniors,” the newspaper quoted City Council Christine Quinn as saying.
Although the Bronx is not the first New York City borough to implement an Aging Improvement District, the planning has taken months. City councilman James Vacca started work earlier this year, according to the newspaper.
The Bronx is the second smallest in size and population of New York’s five boroughs, and is located at the city’s northern edge, but it’s got competition already: a recent article from RetirementHomes.com discussed a Brooklyn resident’s drive to make his borough a new retirement hotspot.
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