Naturally occurring retirement communities
Episode Details

How can communities help more seniors to age in place? Canada’s urban areas are home to a large number of older adults, and more are choosing to live in apartment and condo buildings than ever before.

In this episode, Donna Duncan is joined by a researcher and innovator on naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) in urban centres:

  • Jen Recknagel, Senior Design Lead and Director of Innovation and Design, NORC Innovation Centre
  • Paula Rochon, Founding Director of Women’s Age Lab at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and Professor of Medicine and the Ontario Chair for the Retired Teachers in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto

Listen as they explore the evolving world of NORCs and how they could make it possible for more seniors to sustain independence longer.


This episode was generously sponsored by our Sector Champion,Arjo.

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