Main content

Who We Are

Intergenerational learning is a priority at Purchase College.

Research indicates* that intergenerational programs provide a multitude of  benefits for college students, older adults, and people of any age. We are committed to advancing intergenerational learning through programming and activities on the Purchase College campus.

Artist rendering of the Learning Commons at Broadview

Intergenerational Programming Benefits Different Age Groups

College Students

  • Higher rates of civic engagement
  • Entrepreneurial capabilities, occupational skills, and mastery
  • Expressed higher levels of self-confidence, efficacy, and self of self
  • Gained skills and knowledge for geriatrics and gerontology
  • Learned and taught ways to improve the environment

Older Adults

  • Decreased social isolation
  • Improved quality of life and purpose in life
  • Improved self-worth, self-esteem, empowerment
  • Cognitive health improvement
  • Reduced falls and frailty, increased strength, balance, and walking
  • Learned new skills, leadership proficiencies, and knowledge

All Ages

  • Reduced ageism and age discrimination among young and old alike
  • Improved mental, physical, and cognitive health unique to each life stage
  • Greater sense of belonging and connection with others of different ages.
  • More acceptance of people who are different from themselves.

*Generations United, Making the Case Fact Sheet
*Generations United, Making the Case Fact Sheet  (in Spanish)

Broadview Outdoor Space Rendering

Broadview Enhances the Purchase College Student Experience


New ties to academic programs in psychology and sociology may evolve, and entirely new programs could emerge.

Revenue Stream

Revenue produced by Broadview is providing valuable funding for scholarships and new faculty hiring in areas of demand.


The rewards of intergenerational mentorship are underway in both directions, each expanding the other’s world view in the process.


The wide scope of services available at Broadview will provide many job opportunities for students. A job fair will provide students with an opportunity to explore short term and career based employment.

New Audiences

The residents are available audiences for student productions, exhibitions, and athletics on campus.