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The CO-OP Program
(Creating Opportunities for Older Persons)
6316 Gullstrand Street
San Diego, CA 92122

Creating Opportunities for Older Persons (CO-OP) provides and maintains an environment for older residents as they age in place in their community, for as long as possible, in accordance with their personal desires.

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

Why bring supportive services to designated NORCs?
There are many resources in the community for seniors, but these resources are sometimes difficult to access for segments of the senior population. The CO-OP program creates a link between NORC residents and services. As a result, this eliminates the barriers, such as transportation, that often prevent seniors from utilizing desired services.

Who is eligible?
Adults, 60 and over, residing in a designated NORC community.

What is the cost to residents at CO-OP?
Most services have a modest fee. Annual membership provides Seniors with a low cost option to receive all CO-OP benefits at the greatest value.

Congregate meals - Enjoy deliciously prepared Kosher-style meals with the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow neighbors. A reservation is required.

Foodmobile - Hot home delivered meal program.

Social, cultural activities and educational programs designed to enrich the lives or residents, including presentations, music, and more.

Health Promotion
This program includes health education, fitness classes, blood-pressure checks, health fairs,
flu-shots and more.

Group Grocery Shopping - Roundtrip transportation to local shopping centers.

On-site transportation - Shuttle to and from congregate meals and other programs.

Information & Referral
CO-OP staff are available in person or by phone to assist residents with individual questions and concerns.

Care Management
A fee for service program that assists residents in arranging and managing available community resources that they need to maintain their health and independence.

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.

For more information, call (858) 453-0182

Jewish Family Service of San Diego