What It Takes to Age in Place: Services and Social Connections
Recent studies have suggested that a greater number of older adults prefer to age in place rather than move to a retirement home (e.g., Cohen-Mansfield, Ali, Frank, 2010). One outcome of this trend is that a larger number of older adults are remaining in their neighborhoods while younger, more mobile residents are moving out. This creates neighborhoods that are Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs). NORCs are described as a community not planned or designed for senior adults but that over time becomes a community that primarily houses older adults.
Lucerna, Vol. 11, January 2017, p. 139-149
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