The NORC Supportive Services Program (NORC SSP) paradigm is a community-based intervention designed to reduce service fragmentation and create healthy, integrated communities in which seniors living in NORCs are able to age-in-place with greater comfort and security in their own homes.
In general, NORC Supportive Services Programs are flexible and responsive to client needs and preferences, which are based upon community and client assessments and changes over time.
Core Program Components of NORC SSPs include:
Additional Ancillary Services may include, but are not limited to:
Partnerships and Community Engagement
In general, NORC Supportive Service Programs unite housing entities, health and social service providers, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, community organizers and planners, older adults, family caregivers, and other community stakeholders. Examples include:
In general NORC Supportive Service Programs develop an interdisciplinary approach to services and programs offered to older adults with the following components:
In general, NORC Support Service Programs engage clients before crises and respond to their changing needs over time.