Jewish Family Services (JFS) NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) program uses an innovative model for aging in place in your own apartment. The NORC offer seniors an affordable housing option with on-site social services provided by a JFS community social worker. The social worker partners with senior residents and the community to coordinate a broad range of social, recreational and health care services that make the NORC community a good place in which to grow old.
NORC seniors continue to grow and learn, maintain their independence, and enhance their quality of life by making new friends and actively participating in their community. The overarching goal of a NORC program is to maximize the health of its community.
How does the NORC program work?
JFS partners with the residents and the property manager at Ellison Park Apartments to make the all-ages apartment community the complex of choice for those 60 and over. Services provided by the on-site social worker are free of charge to eligible residents.
The JFS social worker is located on-site at Ellison Park and is available for one-on-one consultation and support for residents age 60 and older. A NORC Resident Advisory Council comprised of senior residents and the social worker ensures that the needs of the community are being addressed by helping to determine programming and activities.
Your NORC social worker will connect you to an array of programs and services to meet your individual needs, including:
- Educational Programs
- Social Events and Outings
- Jewish Community Offerings, or Faith Community of Your Choice
- One-on-One Consultation to Assist with, or refer to:
In-home assistance with laundry & housekeeping
In-home personal care and/or skilled nursing
Emergency response systems
Help navigating health and/or insurance systems
Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)
31B Bobrich Drive
Rochester, NY 14610 (Map)
For more information. Contact Talya Brea at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 288-3442.
The NORC at Ellison Park Apartments is made possible with funding from the New York State Office of Aging and is a partnership of Jewish Family Services and Eastwood Management.