Identifying Risks to Healthy Aging in New York City's Varied NORCs

Author/Editor: Fredda Vladeck and Rebecca Segel

In 2006, the United Hospital Fund and New York City’s Department for the Aging began a joint undertaking in 34 naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) programs to reduce risks to healthy aging. The Health Indicators in NORC Programs Initiative is a data-driven risk-identification tool and quality-improvement process designed to help community-based programs with limited resources identify key health risks among older adults in their communities, develop targeted and systematic responses, and measure those responses’ effectiveness. This article presents findings from three NORC programs to illustrate the importance of understanding each community’s risks to healthy aging in developing effective targeted responses.

This work was funded by the New York City Department for the Aging under contract with the Brookdale Center on Health Aging and Longevity of Hunter College of the City University of New York. The views and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the United Hospital Fund.
 
This is the authors’ version of the work. It is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Housing For the Elderly, Volume 24 Issue 3, July 2010. doi:10.1080/02763893.2010.522450

Copyright: 2010
Published: 12.23.2010

 

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