Discover why Wichita and surrounding cities could be Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) and how they benefit all generations. We continue our discussion with Dr. John N. Migliaccio, PhD, regarding Financial Gerontology.
Empowering Seniors – NORCs Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
Have you heard of NORC – Naturally Occurring Retirement Community?
NORCs are housing communities/developments that are not planned or designed for seniors. Dr. John N. Migliaccio, PhD wonders if there is a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community creating in the Wichita area because of the LIFE span, HEALTH span, and WEALTH span and attitude in the area.
Having the opportunity to consider how to provide services is a second component to the age friendly community. Creating a better age friendly community, creates a better community for everyone at every age. It becomes an attraction. A lot of seniors enjoy these communities because its naturally built and includes everyone.
Wichita is a prime candidate for a retirement candidate a big factor is the livability and affordability in the area. This can benefit the city for many economic reasons. Bringing in older adults into a community can be very beneficial. Provide a better quality of life and lifestyle. Now is a good time to plan and create.