Co-op City shareholders start out as neighbors and become friends through involvement in the community. Building associations gather shareholders for social activities and discussions on quality of life matters which are then addressed with management. A wide range of social clubs unite members and offer programs and activities.
Seniors make up an important and vibrant part of Co-op City. With more than 6,000 senior citizens living in the development, many of whom have lived much of their lives and raised their families here, Co-op City is considered the largest naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) in the nation. JASA, in cooperation with Riverbay Corporation, provides an extensive array of activities for seniors including trips, daily nutritious meals and programming in Co-op City’s three community centers. The JASA weekly schedule is published in the Co-op City Times each week along with articles from the community’s many certified clubs and organizations.
The Co-op City Times also publishes directors’ viewpoints, committee reports, management reports and updates to the community, CCPD reports, and a treasure trove of other information relevant to Co-op City and shareholders. The newspaper is delivered to all residential buildings, townhouse clusters and community centers every Saturday. It can also be read online at issuu.com/cctimes. In addition, the Co-op City Times also produces informative videos aired on the Riverbay Crawler.