We tend the think of the Big Apple as a city for the young and middle-aged. But the New York Times recently ran an article in their Real Estate section about the thousands of seniors living in Manhattan. Many of these city dwelling seniors are living in “naturally occurring retirement communities”. NORCs are neighborhoods, housing complexes and buildings where a large percentage of the populations are older adults. Although NORCs are not built with the intention of serving seniors, they have evolved to meet the needs and wants of seniors as their residents age in place. Using a variety of in-home senior services, these city dwelling seniors are able to age comfortably in the city they love.
Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/realestate/elderly-friendly-manhattan.html?_r=1