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 of Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) to see what is possible when we create solutions with older adults and caregivers rather than for them.

Older adults served by Aging By Design programs are age 60 or older and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • are 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)
  • are living in poverty
  • are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

Caregivers are people of any age caring for older adults.

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