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Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: An Introduction

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Karen J. Alexander

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 81:3-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Older people)
Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: Social Services; Jewish Organizations; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article outlines different models of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, within the context of the Jewish community. These models are designed to help older people remain independent and age in their own homes, rather than in institutional care. The author discusses the differences and similarities between the models in terms of context, goals, and implementation as well as challenges and next steps.