An article from the members of the Oasis Study Research Team has been published in BMC Geriatrics. The aim of the paper is to provide a comprehensive description of the methods used to identify and engage NORCs for the development of supportive service programming in Canada.
Check out the article for a detailed overview of the three steps used to identify and select NORCs in which to develop supportive service programming:
Identification of potential NORCs using Canadian Census Dissemination Areas, the Ontario Marginalization Index and Google Maps
Engagement of property owner/manager to determine the availability of common space for communal programming and willingness of the owner to support programming
Engagement of older adult residents within the NORC to co-design programming
The increased prevalence of unplanned, geographically-bound NORCs creates an opportunity for governments, social and health service providers and policy makers to support healthy aging in their communities.
Access the open-access article here: https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877-022-03045-z