Board president Gary Altman has distributed a petition for Albany to increase support of seniors through NORCs (naturally occurring retirement communities) like the one hosted at East River.
Our coop budget already contributes approximately $40k per year for the NORC. Services provided at NORCs help seniors retire at home, without needing to relocate to retirement communities. It’s a good model, and a good cause, for seniors and those of us who hope to be one.
(The flip side to this item is that this petition effort from Altman is a first look at the post-Silver reality on the lower east side: if you want something from Albany, you’re going to have to work for it.)