Project 2015: State Agencies Prepare for an Aging New York
In February of 2002, Governor George E. Pataki charged 37 State agencies with the responsibility of examining the impact of the aging Baby Boom generation on State services in the years to come.
In an effort led by the New York Officefor the Aging, each State Agency was asked to consider the significant demographic changes that will occur in New York as we approach the year 2015, particularly the aging of the State’s population. Agencies were asked, as part of the Project 2015 effort, to recommend actions and strategies that would effectively address the impact of these changes.
In many respects, this effort aligns with strategic planning efforts already underway at SUNY institutions--part of the University's ongoing efforts to meet State needs.
A System Administration committee developed a four-page outlining initial thoughts about SUNY's role in this effort:
That brief, along with those of other State agencies, is included in the NYS Office for the Aging white paper entitled:
A new Task Force has been assembled to coordinate the involvement of all 64 SUNY campuses in both keeping the Office of the Aging apprised of SUNY expertise/developments and to identify areas of collaboration with other State agencies.