A Caring Plus Inc. Programs: Focused on Aging with Grace and Dignity
By nurturing and engaging seniors to actively live their lives, A Caring Plus Inc. is providing solutions for a growing, aged population.
Naturally Occurring Retirement Community
With assistance from the state of Missouri, A Caring Plus Inc. has developed a naturally occurring retirement community in Jennings, Missouri, that allows residents to age comfortably in their own homes. Assistance is provided to senior residents who live within a two-mile radius of 6350 Garesche, St. Louis, MO 63136. The center’s many services include health screenings, social outings, exercise classes, and seminars pertaining to senior living.
NORCs are communities or neighborhoods in which a significant number of residents are older residents, typically over 60 years of age. These areas were not initially planned as retirement communities, but in a natural progression, these communities have become “older” communities, as many of the residents have lived in their neighborhoods for many years and have aged in place. Such communities are typically lacking the services necessary to allow the seniors to maintain their health and well -being so that they can live independently, remain in their own homes and in their own community.
To fill this void, A Caring Plus Inc. is partnering with the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, St. Louis County Police Department, YMCA of greater St. Louis and local colleges/universities to assist with neighborhood needs assessments and local health centers and Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to help with health screenings and other supportive services.
Our NORC resides in Jennings, Missouri allowing residents to age comfortably in their own homes.
Community Housing Development Organization
A Caring Plus Inc. is a designated Community Housing Development Organization. This division of the organization is responsible for renovating older homes and constructing new ones that minimize the physical challenges that typical homes present to aging adults. These homes are affordable for low- to moderate-income families. Additionally, the organization helps lower-income homeowners obtain funding to improve their own homes.
The Pearl at Alexandria Place – Phase 1
Phase 1 included seven homes designed with convenience and efficiency in mind at an affordable and well-crafted price. All homes have sold, and the last home was completed in December 2017 and closed in January 2018.
The Pearl at Alexandria Place – Phase 2
Phase 2 included 5 single family units with up to 4 bedrooms. Phase 2 was completed in November 2019. The last home closed in June 2020.
Community Based Development Organization
A Caring Plus Inc. is a designated Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) committed to improving the socioeconomic environment of its geographic area of operation.
CBDO Eligibility Information - Board Requirements
A CBDO is required to maintain at least 51 percent of its governing body's membership as Low-and moderate-income residents of its geographic area of operation. NOTE: Residents of the geographic area of operation who are not low-to-moderate-income may not be counted under this criterion.