Many New Yorkers will go their whole life never being stopped and frisked, or using the bike share program, living in public housing, riding Select Bus Service, sending their kids to charter schools or otherwise participating personally in many of the important issues that have dominated the debate to date in campaign 2013.
But we're all going to get older, and hopefully—probably—get “old.” So issues affecting the aging will, most likely, directly affect all of us.
And affect lots of us. New York City is getting older. People over 60 now made up 17 percent of the city according to the 2010 Census, numbering 1.4 million people, or 12 percent more than in 2000.
This demographic trend could have profound effects upon the city budget, younger workers, businesses and aging New Yorkers themselves.
In a season that's seen hundreds of mayoral forums, on Thursday there'll be one focused solely on the challenges and choices the next mayor will face when it comes to aging policy. The event—sponsored by the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York, and moderated by yours truly—is set for 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on July 11 at NYU's Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.
If you're interested in attending, find out more here.