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Please call the Henry Street’s Older Adult Services’ NORC office at 212.477.0455 or visit us at 351 Madison Street, Apt #1B, for more information.

The Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) program provides case management, nursing services and group activities to residents of the Vladeck Houses who are 60 years and older. This innovative program brings services directly into the community, to enable older residents to age in place in the familiar surroundings of their own homes.

Services are free to Vladeck Houses residents. Our social workers and nurses speak English, Spanish, and Chinese.

The Vladeck Cares NORC supportive service program offers assistance in securing entitlements and making linkages to other essential services in the community. These include:

Social Services

  • Assistance applying for Medicaid, food stamps, and SSI
  • Scheduling and tracking of medical appointments and transportation services
  • Case management
  • Care coordination
  • Advocacy
  • Long term care planning
  • Financial management
  • Senior Companion Program

Health Services

  • Home visits by our registered nurse
  • Blood pressure clinic
  • Free health screenings and education
  • Referrals to mental health counseling and supportive services

Vladeck Cares NORC, a partnership between Henry Street Settlement and the New York City Housing Authority, was the first NORC in public housing when it was established in 1994, and has served as a model program emulated in other communities.

NORC programs are proactive and take a preventive approach to the health and well-being of older adults by working in cooperation with local community health and social service providers. The NORC program helps develop, and link, these supportive services because they enhance the autonomy of older adults and enable them to continue living independently in their familiar surroundings. In turn, the individualized supportive services are able to provide more organized and comprehensive care to the ethnically diverse populations that we serve.

Vladeck Cares NORC helps clients access the full range of other agency programs, such as Henry Street’s Meals on Wheels, plus all the recreational and educational programs – from exercise classes to holiday events – available at the Henry Street Settlement Older Adult Center.

Vladeck Cares NORC receives funding from New York City Department for the Aging and the New York State Office for the Aging.

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