Living independently offers unique challenges, but new ideas to make it possible and practical are being created every day. It’s no longer just about “aging in place” — where we’ll live. It’s about aging in community — how we’ll live.
Watch the following films to learn more.
NORCs are places where groups of seniors have lived within a specific geographic area for many years. NORCs can be found in a cluster of high rises in a big city or a group of homes in suburbia. Click to view the films.
To age in place, certain basics such as groceries, medical care, and house maintenance need to be available. Transportation should be accessible. Interaction with other people is imperative. Those of us moving into our later years are seeing solutions we never thought possible before. And we’re looking forward to what may come. Click to view the films.
What started as a group of neighbors — formed to help with a variety of tasks from changing a light bulb to driving each other to the grocery store or doctor — has expanded to include home repair referrals, vetted service providers and social events and educational programs. They are known as “Villages.” Click to view the films.