Community Attachment Is a Powerful Incentive for Aging Residents

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March 26, 2015

Relocating to an assisted-living facility isn’t as popular a choice for the elderly as aging in place is, The Washington Post reports.

But there’s a new term to describe aging in place: naturally occurring retirement communities, or NORC. Residents of NORC choose to stay despite living in colder weather, having a bigger home than they need, and have to face the inconvenience of increased upkeep and higher costs.

According to the Washington Post, a strong attachment to the community is “among the most powerful incentives for aging residents to stay in a neighborhood.”

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