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What

University-based Retirement Community

From classrooms to laboratories and field work, from music recitals  to seats at stadium football games, boomers are being renewed through university-based communities!

For many of us, retirement is a time to pursue interests in new ways. Throughout the Active Living industry, communities are establishing partnerships with colleges and universities, creating an environment for integrated learning, as well as participation in collegiate activities, sporting events and more.

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Those of us who seek retirement communities aligned with universities share one or more of the following preferences in Active Living:

 

Reflect Lifestyle

  • Lifelong learning

  • Continuing education available

Engage Socially

  • Continue life's work thru outreach

Secure Wellbeing

  • Active games, exercise & spots.

Why

Pining for the hallowed halls of learning? Energized by cheering with gridiron college fans? Looking for ways to fine-tune your interests in music or art? If so, consider the following when evaluating the best Active Living fit for you. Of items important to you, which ones are offered by communities on your shortlist? 

  1. Formalized partnership with local college or university

  2. Continuing education offered to residents 

  3. Opportunity to contribute / tutor / volunteer on campus

  4. Access to cultural events including music and theatre programs

  5. Specialized learning programs for third-age residents

  6. Organized fan-based outings for college sports

The communities and providers below have embraced university-based retirement. Though they may not be in your city/state of preference, take a peek at what they offer. Let your collegiate alter-ego shine through, and enjoy Active Living amid the leafy pathways and hallowed corridors of higher education.

When

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Where

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University-based retirement communities are more commonly found with Life Plan properties, as they enjoy a breadth of services and a higher number of residents; nonetheless, other types of Active Living have begun exploring ways to integrate university relationships with their offerings.

Benefits

Leading benefits of university-based retirement include: 

  • Mental stimulation through ongoing learning

  • Social engagement in a relaxed though structured environment

  • Variety of cultural events, often by up-and-coming musicians or thespians

  • Opportunity to interact with others sharing your academic interests

  • Comfortable setting to walk, exercise and relax

  • Cross-generational connections fostering new friendships

For You

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