New York shows it’s the little things that count

Demographers have been saying it for years: The silver tsunami is going to hit.

In addition to social programming, healthcare and accessible housing, major cities out of the States are now focusing on making their communities more age-friendly. Atlanta, Philadelphia and Portland have all launched research and initiatives. Never one to be left behind, one of New York's ideas is also the simplest. In East Brooklyn, a row of shops now place folding chairs outside their stores for anyone who may need a quick rest.

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