Assemblyman Gusciora hit the nail right on the head with his supporting points on the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Bill.  The NORC Bill is co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen).  These legislators are doing good work and this bill, which AARP supports, is a worthy investment. 

During this year’s State Budget Address Governor Chris Christie said, “My philosophy is to allow older New Jerseyans to maintain their independence and receive care in the community for as long as possible."  The NORC bill would do just that.  Many more seniors will be allowed to live at home and within their current communities because this bill would have the care travel to them.  Not only will this bill allow seniors to maintain their independence, but medical spending would go down in the process—saving many people money.

This bill has been introduced before.  However this time, the big difference is that the NORC Bill has been garnering  more and more support.  We need to support the NORC Bill.

Lee Busch
East Brunswick, NJ