World-Wide Recognition

Gerontologists throughout the US, and as far as Singapore, Japan, China, and the Czech Republic have consulted Penn South Social Services to develop programs based on our model

The Nation's First "NORC"

Under the leadership of PSSS founders, Nat Yalowitz and David Smith, the Penn South Co-Op became the nation's first "NORC"- a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community- assisting older people to age in place, with on-site services. This pioneering program set the standard by which millions of people live safely and independently throughout the country. 

Our NORC became the model for New York State, New York City, and national NORC programs legislation, affording eligibility for public funding.