Frequently Asked Questions
As Broadview at Purchase prepares to open in fall 2023, you might have questions about the project, the people, and the intent. Read below for some answers.
This project is the culmination of 15 years of planning. In 2011, the New York State legislature approved the leasing of 40 acres of land on the campus for the purpose of building a 385-unit senior retirement community. By State legislation, 75% of the proceeds must go to scholarships for TAP eligible students and 25% must go to support new faculty. Twenty percent of the housing in the community is affordable housing as defined by 80% of the median income in Westchester County. Phase I of the project includes the construction of 220 independent living units, 18 beds for assisted living, and 12 beds for memory care.keep reading FAQ»
University-based retirement communities, also known as UBRCs, are senior communities that are affiliated with a college or university. UBRCs often have the following characteristics:
- A location that is accessible to the school (within one mile of the university, preferably)
- Formalized programming incorporating the school and the community.
- A full program of continuing care, from independent to assisted living.
- A documented financial relationship between the university and the senior-housing provider
No. The community members paid an entrance fee to live in an apartment or villa at Broadview. In addition, they pay a monthly fee that covers expenses.keep reading FAQ»
No. The Purchase College budget is not affected by the construction of Broadview.
Approval for the project came from the State of New York through enabling legislation passed in 2011 and construction was paid for by publicly issued bonds.keep reading FAQ»
Approximately 400 people will reside at Broadview consisting of 300-325 independent living residents and 72 High Point Center for Care residents (assisted living, enhanced assisted living, and memory care combined).
There will be approximately 175 (non-resident) employees.keep reading FAQ»
LCS provides senior living management services to 140 senior communities nationwide, including Broadview. LCS has earned the platinum designation from SAGEcare, a provider of LBGTQ+ competency training and consulting on LGBTQ+ aging issues.keep reading FAQ»
The Broadview complex occupies 40 acres of formerly vacant land within our 500-acre campus. A full 80 acres is preserved as “forever wild.” The trees removed to make way for the build will be replaced by native trees, shrubs, and grasses that require less maintenance and fewer resources to thrive. Read more about our sustainability commitment. The clubhouse, apartment buildings, and heath care center are all LEED certified under the US Green Building Council.keep reading FAQ»
A venue complete with dining, multimedia seminar rooms, a computer lab, and studios for art and movement as well as a convertible space that can be used for performances, the Learning Commons will be a center for engagement. Open to the entire Purchase College community, this laboratory for lifelong learning, will offer students of all ages intellectual and social growth opportunities beyond the typical experiences available on either a college campus or at a senior residential community. The Learning Commons will have limited hours of operation.keep reading FAQ»
Broadview and Purchase College Students
Within the Broadview community resides a great many accomplished professionals, including artists, doctors, lawyers, midwives, and clinicians. Many of them provide their expertise by lecturing, speaking at conferences, or as panelists within their areas of practice...
The Broadview Speakers Bureau is a resource for the campus community to offer their insight, knowledge, and experience to Purchase College courses, Purchase College Clubs, Purchase College events, and more.keep reading FAQ»
Yes. Broadview will provide job opportunities for students. A job fair will provide students with an opportunity to explore short term and career-based employment.keep reading FAQ»
The mentor-mentee relationship is about career professionals offering friendly guidance and encouragement to an up-and-coming generation. It’s based on mutual respect and openness. It’s a two-way street — mentors often say they learn as much as they teach while making a difference in the lives of young professionals.keep reading FAQ»
YES! Purchase College receives annual rent payments of $2M. State legislation requires that 75% of the proceeds go to scholarships. As of October 2023, 261 TAP-eligible students have already benefitted from approximately $775K in scholarships made possible by Broadview funds. Scholarships were awarded based on merit and need. Qualifying commuter students were awarded a full Broadview scholarship which covered an apartment on campus and an apartment meal plan!keep reading FAQ»
No. The State of New York offers an Older Adult Auditing program for New York State residents who are 60 and older. Through this program, the residents of Broadview and other older adults living locally can audit identified classes for a greatly reduced fee per course. However, they cannot register until after add/drop is over. This allows all registered full-time students to have priority access to the courses they need to graduate.keep reading FAQ»
About the Residents
Although the average age of senior living residents is 87, the average age of Broadview residents is 77. The youngest is 62.keep reading FAQ»
Within the Broadview community resides a great many accomplished professionals, including artists, doctors, lawyers, midwives, business leaders, mental health professionals, clinicians, and many retired academics, and clinicians. Perhaps even a familiar face!keep reading FAQ»
Imagine the members of Broadview as people with whom you can grab lunch, sit, and discuss shared areas of interest, see at performances and lectures, and who want to give back to new future alumni of Purchase.keep reading FAQ»
First and foremost, they wanted to enjoy Purchase’s culture of rigorous pursuit of ideas, high regard for dialogue, creativity and collaboration, mutual respect, and of course, inclusivity and acceptance. Second, they are interested in sharing their time, experience, and wisdom with students. And, like us, they are attracted to our beautiful surroundings and convenient location!keep reading FAQ»
What is Intergenerational Learning?
For older adults Intergenerational learning has shown to:
- Decreases social isolation
- Improves quality of life
- Improves self-worth, self-esteem, and empowerment
- Stimulates cognitive health
- Dispels stereotypes about younger adults challenging ageism.
For students Intergenerational learning has shown to:
- Promotes higher rates of civic engagement.
- Teaches entrepreneurial capabilities and occupational skills.
- Succeeds in developing higher levels of self-confidence and efficacy.
- Creates a professional network that enables success after graduation.
- Dispels stereotypes about older adults challenging ageism.
Intergenerational learning is an approach to the design of experiences (e.g., informal, formal, out-of-class, in-class, etc.) that promotes learning through inclusive and collaborative engagement between younger and older adults. It can happen in a course, as part of a club, but it can occur simply through a conversation over lunch or dinner.
Research indicates that intergenerational programs provide a multitude of benefits for college students, older adults, and people of any age.keep reading FAQ»