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With a rapidly growing population of older adults in the US, _____________ has become a societal soncern.

aging in place


This is defined as continued living in one's own home and having needed svcs to be safe, independent and comfortable while growing older.

aging in place


This is defined as activities such as volunteering, caregiving, and employment, but it also refers to living life fully, socially engaged with a positive zest for life and expressing oneself creatively with the ability to achieve positive outcomes.

productive aging


A geographic area identified as having a higher percentage of older adult residents than typical is a NORC. What does NORC stand for?

naturally occurring retirement community


Today's changing demographics are striking and have led to a _____________, which is the remarkable gain in life expectancy and the significant impact anticipated on society overall

Longevity revolution


The number of older adults expected to increase to _______ by the year 2030

72.1 million


This is defined as having or obtaining the ability to manage the consequences of disease

self management


NCOA stands for

National Council on Aging


This is an initiative related to the worldwide concerns of increased numbers of seniors. Specifically, these are the continuity of continued engagement in life and community, the compensation for any supports or accomodations needed for functional limitations due to aging, and opportunities for familiar and new activiites for enhanced quality of life.

aging-friendly communities


As NORCs are identified thru the country, _________________ are created as structures to maximize opportunities and services to enhance aging in place in one's own home instead of moving to a senior-designed and seniors only setting.

NORC supportive Svc Programs - NORC SSPs


NORC-SSP: 5 key defining elements: _________ :potential ones include health care agencies and professionals, social service agencies, government agencies, universities, businesses, housing complexes, religious organizations, libraries, and the local residents.



NORC-SSP: 5 key defining elements: 2. ___________: They are designed for either individuals or neighborhood-wide populations or for specific groups of residents; such as those tailored for different age groups.



NORC-SSP: 5 key defining elements: 3. ____________: Seniors are encouraged to become active participants, linking with neighbors to enrich lives and make connections to decrease social isolation and increase awareness of resources.

resident participation


NORC-SSP: 5 key defining elements: 4. _________/_______: includes communication with its residents and the organizations and businesses in its larger community.



NORC-SSP: 5 key defining elements: 5. _______________: this determines impact on residents, to inform ongoing program development and to provide accountability to residents and funders.



collective social networks with trustworthy and reciprocal relations.

social capital


a _______ NORC is one which a "healthy NORC resident feels drawn into a vibrant active community"



Which profession can contribute to NORCs at the individual, group, community, societal, and global-political level?

occupational therapy


____________ are urged to apply focus to population health, defining five approaches of wellness, preventive medicine, community development, occupational justice, and ecological sustainability

occupational therapists


the _____________ in aging in place communities involves the steps of assessment, intervention, monitoring, outcome assessment, and collaboration

OT process


An occupational profile can be ____________ to eval a community and its residents, looking for occupational routines, opportunities, and gaps as well as interests and strengths.

conducted, not conductive