The population of New York City is aging rapidly. There are 1 million people over the age of 65 living in the city at present, and that number is expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, the fastest increase in history. Many older New Yorkers rely in part on family members who act as caregivers. A recent AARP survey found that most unpaid, family caregivers experience emotional and financial strain, making resources to help them that much more important.
One of the best sources for information and assistance for NYC caregivers is the New York City Department for the Aging, which can be reached by phone at (212) 504-4115 or on the web at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/caregiver/support.shtml.
Another comprehensive source of information is the NYC Caregiving and Respite Directory, available from the New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition at
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