I am so excited to welcome you to our Age-Friendly Glen Cove website! This project was initiated in 2017 by the Glen Cove Senior Center, after a discovery of AARP’s livability index score of the City of Glen Cove. After several months of research, focus groups, and surveys (and many age-friendly policies already in place), the City received an age-friendly designation, recognizing our commitment to promoting policies that enhance our City’s friendliness to aging populations.

Age-friendly communities benefit people of all ages and abilities by establishing programs, policies, and relationships that allow people to become actively engaged with others and their environment. By designing communities that improve access to important information, services and community events, walkability and transportation options, and affordable housing opportunities, we create a community where people can thrive as they grow up and grow older.

Today, the initiative boasts almost 40 advisory board members, a volunteer and intern team, strong partnerships, and a multi-year action plan in development – a culmination of ideas from engaged residents and professionals from all areas of the City. Under a New York State Office for the Aging Planning Grant received by Nassau County to become an age-friendly county, Glen Cove has also become an Age-Friendly Center of Excellence, one of only 5 centers in the state. 

I invite you to explore the site and welcome you to participate in our programs and events and become an advocate for our age-friendly efforts. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions!


Vincenza Caruso
Age-Friendly Glen Cove Project Director, Volunteer, and Local Resident