Age-Friendly Sidewalks for Bay Ridge Seniors:

A Community Conversation

Wednesday, May 18

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

in person at Bay Ridge Center, 6935 Fourth Ave. (not Connects)

Or join us on Zoom: follow this link to SIGN IN.

By phone call 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 347 123 4321

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Walk-able Challenges Navigating on Many Local Sidewalks:

  • E-bikes / Scooters/Bikes / Skateboard Riders on Sidewalk

  • Extended business sidewalk use, whether expanded fruit stands,
    newly expanded sidewalk cafes, or storage of deliveries

  • Broken / Uneven / Excavated Sidewalk Pavement – excavation,
    not maintained, lifted from trees, etc. 

  • Vehicles parked on sidewalks

Did you know? According to NYC Department of Health Community Health Profiles -  Seniors 65+ in Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights rate of fall related hospitalizations is higher than citywide average? We must work together to advance safe and accessible sidewalk corridors for our seniors!


Panelists include:

  • Josephine Beckmann, District Manager of Community Board 10

  • Todd W. Fliedner Executive Director at the Bay Ridge Center

  • Mary Ann Coughlin, Bay Ridge Physical Therapist

  • Amanda Zenteno, Executive Director, 5th Avenue BID

  • 68th Police Precinct

  • NYC Department of Transportation

The panel will discuss ways local municipal agencies have and can work to improve sidewalk and pedestrian safety and will also listen to local seniors who have questions and of course there will be time to provide suggestions. 


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​​By 2040 seniors will comprise 21.7% of the population and by 2060 there will be about 98 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2013.

In 2014 Bay Ridge Center in cooperation with Community Board 10 spearheaded an age friendly initiative. Through subsequent meetings and focus groups we have evolved into the Bay Ridge Age Friendly project. Our focus is to identify and implement initiatives that will help seniors more successfully age in place in the community where they live. We can accomplish our goals by working along with local community leaders, city government agencies and dedicated volunteers.

We have already identified transportation, quality of life issues, increased senior housing options and senior safety concerns as initial focus areas.