Aging By Design

Aging By Design was developed to improve the experiences of older adults and caregivers in western and central New York.

Aging By Design was a multi-year initiative by the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York to see what is possible when we create solutions with older adults and caregivers rather than for them.

Aging By Design’s human-centered design approach helped improve services and programs led by organizations serving adults age 60 or older who met one or more of the following criteria:

  • At greater risk for one of more triggers of decline (e.g. events that precipitate a decline in physical, cognitive, or mental health for otherwise healthy older adults living in the community)
  • Living in poverty
  • Eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

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