Partnering with the Community
Guiding Principle # 4
A NORC program is guided by a governance structure that meets local needs and clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of each partner.
To succeed, partners need a governance structure that ensures everyone is pursuing the same mission, understands her or his respective roles and responsibilities, and agrees on common goals. There is no single structure that works for all NORC programs. Rather, the structure should reflect the unique characteristics of the community served, the needs and desires of the senior residents, the expertise of the partners, and the strategic approach adopted by the NORC program.