NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities), Definition(s) of

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  • B (19)
  • C (58)
  • D (26)
  • E (34)
  • F (43)
  • G (20)
  • H (19)
  • I (27)
  • J (11)
  • K (1)
  • L (16)
  • M (27)
  • N (18)
  • O (18)
  • P (33)
  • Q (5)
  • R (30)
  • S (59)
  • T (16)
  • U (4)
  • V (7)
  • W (39)

"A initiative for connecting elders to community-based eldercare services while remaining in their own homes and staying connected to neighbors and community institutions. A NORC connects elders to supportive services and to each other, often using computer technology as a key tool."

Glossary Source: 

Bookman, A., Harrington, M., Pass, L., & Reisner, E.  (2007). Family caregiver handbook: Finding elder care resources in Massachusetts.  Cambridge, MA:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.