Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) are a housing development or a building that over time have become home to many older adults. There are around 60 NORCs in New York City that have a social service provider that offers services to older residents. The Department for the Aging funds 36 of them.
Every NYC Aging-funded NORC provides services and activities that help residents stay engaged, healthy and active, and help them age in their homes, among family and friends.
To find the closest NYC Aging-funded NORC near you, visit the Find Services page, where you can also see a list of programs they provide.
Based on the needs of the NORC, some may provide additional services including education/recreational programming and transportation. NORCs may also collaborate with community partners to organize open-houses, intergenerational programs and volunteer opportunities.