Older adult students taking notes in classroom

With about three-fourths of the units already sold, Broadview Senior Living at Purchase College in Purchase, NY, is slated to break ground in September, with the first residents expected to move in late next year. 

The 40-acre community will be nestled within the college’s 500 acres, about 30 miles from New York City. Offering intergenerational learning and living, residents also will have access to local restaurants and shopping as well as transportation to New York City.

Todd Shaw, vice president of development of LCS Development, told New York’s local CBS affiliate that, to date, more than 150 of the retirement community’s 220 units have been sold.

“When the pandemic hit, we were at about 60 sales, and now we’re at about 152,” he said.

Residents will have an opportunity to learn with and from their younger neighbors, and the college undergrads will learn a thing or two from the older folks too. According to the Yonkers Tribune, the Phase I plan for the intergenerational curriculum consists of participation in exhibits, performances, classes and research, as well as working with students on mock interviews, providing career advice and mentoring. Residents also will find volunteer opportunities, such as helping out at the college’s child center.