Identifying naturally occurring retirement communities: A spatial analysis

June 23, 2015


  • Taka Yamashita
  • Jennifer M. Kinney

Guided by the concept of “aging in place” and potential policy implications, the study analyzed naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs; 40% or greater house owners and renters aged 65 years and older) and whether there were spatiotemporal patterns in Ohio between 2000 and 2010. Locating NORCs could aid governments to create “aging in place” sensitive policies to address issues of independence, social care, health care, volunteerism, and community participation.

Journals of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences, 70B(4), 619-627. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu077

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