Villages and Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) are two ways in which entire communities come together to support independent living and aging in place.
Villages are local, volunteer-led grassroots organizations that aim to support residents of the community who choose to age-in-place. The idea is simple: neighbor helping neighbor. Each Village is unique and reflects the character, interests and needs of the community that creates it. Currently, more than 150 Villages are operating across the country, with over 120 additional Villages in development.
A NORC is a geographic area (neighborhood or community) that has older adults who have aged in place, and have chosen to remain in areas that are familiar to them.
For more in-depth assistance, contact your local MAP office directly or call the statewide toll-free number (1-844-627-5465).