The Penn South Program for Seniors, founded in 1986, is the first program of its type in the US. Located at the Penn South co-op in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, it is a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC). The program has served thousands since its inception to assist seniors so they can remain in their homes for as long as they wish by providing a comprehensive on-site social and health services program, as well as year-round classes, workshops, and cultural events. 

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