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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

Yonkers, New York

The “New Normal”

55Plus

yonkers demographics
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%
helen andrus benedict foundation
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.

the next chapter life options
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.
55plus program
55Plus Program

BRAINCONNECTIONS

What Are You Doing to “Stay Sharp?”

a community walk
A Community Walk
  • Enjoy the Outdoors
  • Join/Form a Walking Group
  • Socialize with Friends/Neighbors
community leadership
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
ninth annual forum annual meeting
Ninth Annual Forum & Annual Meeting

Looking Through ACreative Lens

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