Retirement Community - Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

The NORC model allows people to retire in their existing homes and encourages communities of seniors to band together to provide mutual assistance. These communities may involve low-income residents receiving a richer mix of public services through a NORC model. They may serve people of all income levels who get together to furnish cost-effective transportation services. There are NORCs for relatively affluent households that may charge $1,000 or even more in annual dues to support staffers who provide a rich variety of support services and cultural enrichment activities. NORCs can be very effective mechanisms to identify populations of people who need government-provided services and then provide those services in cost-effective ways.

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