Creating Opportunities for Older Persons (CO-OP)

creating opportunities
for older persons


Man smiling at the COOPCreating Opportunities for Older Persons (CO-OP) provides a fun and healthy environment for older residents as they age in place in their community, for as long as possible, in accordance with their personal desires.

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What is a NORC?
Why bring supportive services to designated NORCs?
Who is eligible?
How much does it cost?
What programs are offered?
What kind of support is given?

What is a NORC?
A Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is a specific community where residents have aged in place, resulting in the majority of the households being headed by an older adult. There are approximately 50 funded NORCs across the United States, all with the same goal of helping those over 60 to age in place.

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Why bring supportive services to designated NORCs?
There are many resources in the community for older adults, but these resources are sometimes difficult to access. The CO-OP program creates a link between NORC residents and services. CO-OP provides social programming, transportation, social services, and more to NORC residents, eliminating the barriers often resulting from a lack of transportation and accessibility. 

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Who is eligible?
Any adult, age 60 and over, who resides in a designated JFS NORC community is eligible to access our programs and services. For more information about living in a NORC community, call (858) 453-0182.

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How much does it cost? Women smiling at the COOP
Many of our programs and services have a modest fee. Annual membership provides residents with a low-cost option to receive all CO-OP benefits at the greatest value. For more information about program fees and membership, call (858) 453-0182.

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What programs are offered?
Congregate meals. Enjoy deliciously prepared kosher meals with the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow neighbors. Advanced reservation is required. Frozen and salad options available. All meals are available to go.

Partake in social events, cultural activities, and educational programs designed to enrich the lives of residents, including presentations, music, games, and more.

Health Promotion
Includes health education, fitness classes, blood-pressure checks, flu-shots, and more for residents.

Provided by On the Go on an individual basis. On the Go membership is included in CO-OP membership.

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What kind of support is given?
Information & Referral
CO-OP staff are available in person or by phone to assist residents with individual questions and concerns and to help them access other JFS services and community resources.

Couple at the COOPCare Management
Our care managers help older adults manage the growing and complex demands and responsibilities of the aging process. With personalized short-term solutions and long-range plans, we can ensure safety, independence, and a high quality of life.

Support Groups
Seminars train and educate family members caring for an aging relative on the social, emotional, and financial implications of care giving. Support groups also cover topics such as grief and loss.

Onsite Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities to volunteer include preparation, serving, and cleaning for congregate meals; handy-man services; friendly visiting for isolated seniors; and driving neighbors to doctor appointments.

Are you a caregiver?
Do you have responsibilities caring for an older adult family member or friend? Many adult children are part of the sandwich generation, caring for both the needs of their children and the needs of their aging parents. Geriatric Care Managers are available to meet with you to help explore the resources, options and possibilities available to you as a caregiver and your family.

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6245 Kantor St.
San Diego, CA 92122


(858) 637-3210

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(858) 637-3000

Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123 

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