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Yonkers, New York. The “New Normal” 55Plus. U.S. Demographics – 55+. Yonkers Demographics. AGE NUMBER % 55-64 17,532 37% 65-74 15,006 32% 75-84 10,592 23% 85 + 3,779 8% TOTAL 46,909 100% . Yonkers Demographics. RACE NUMBER % White 25,559 54%

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Yonkers, New York

The “New Normal”

55Plus



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Yonkers Demographics

AGENUMBER%

  • 55-64 17,532 37%

  • 65-74 15,006 32%

  • 75-84 10,592 23%

  • 85 + 3,779 8%

  • TOTAL 46,909 100%


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Yonkers Demographics

RACENUMBER%

  • White 25,559 54%

  • Black 17,963 38%

  • Hispanic 2,115 5%

  • Other 1,272 3%

  • TOTAL 45,637 100%

    GENDER % LIVING ALONE INCOME BELOW

    POVERTY LEVEL

  • Male 39% 2,107

  • Female 61% 6,850

  • TOTAL 9%


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Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation

  • Focus 1. CREATING ELDER-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES

    The Goal: To create neighborhoods and communities in which people can grow old and maintain the maximum possible levels of independence

  • Focus 2. OLDER PEOPLE IN ACTION FOR THE COMMUNITY

    The Goal: To mobilize older people to volunteer their talents and abilities to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages in their communities.



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The Next Chapter: Life Options

  • Life planning programs – help assessing their status and strengths, exploring future possibilities, and setting goals

  • Meaningful engagement through work and service – opportunities to take on public service roles, through paid work and volunteer service

  • Continued learning for new directions – learning options to enrich their lives and retool for new careers

  • Peer and community connections – places and programs to connect with people of all ages in their community.


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55Plus Program

BRAINCONNECTIONS

What Are You Doing to “Stay Sharp?”


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A Community Walk

  • Enjoy the Outdoors

  • Join/Form a Walking Group

  • Socialize with Friends/Neighbors


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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • To identify the skills, attributes, tasks and knowledge necessary to be a community leader

  • To gain new knowledge about community leadership

  • To identify ways to practice and develop these skills and attributes in the community


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Ninth Annual Forum & Annual Meeting

Looking Through ACreative Lens




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