NORCs, CCRCs, Villages, and Other U.S. Models for Aging/Ageing in Community
The World Health Organization defines active ageing as “the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age and continuing participation in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs, not just the ability to be physically active or to participate in the labour force.”
In this talk, several models of aging- in-community will be discussed as examples of ways that people 55+ are engaging in social arrangements that might not have been characteristic of their earlier or middle years. Shared housing, for one, is attracting Americans who appreciate the comforts of, but no longer wish to maintain, a home on their own. Market based, public private partnerships, and community voluntary efforts will be discussed.