Anticipating relocation: Concerns about moving among norc residents

  • Carpenter B
  • Edwards D
  • Pickard J
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Most older adults prefer to live at home as long as possible, requiring supports and services to help them age in place. This study examines the relocation concerns of a group of older adults in a suburban naturally-occurring retirement community (NORC). Twenty-six percent of the 324 residents interviewed expressed concern about having to move in the next few years. Residents who were worried differed from those who did not worry on a number of demographic and biopsychosocial characteristics. Overall, residents present a profile of vulnerability that calls for preemptive action to help them stay in their homes. A NORC is an ideal setting in which to provide supportive services.

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  • Brian D. Carpenter

  • Dorothy F. Edwards

  • Joseph G. Pickard

  • Janice L. Palmer

  • Susan Stark

  • Peggy S. Neufeld

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