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.
Intergenerational Programming Benefits Different Age Groups
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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 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.
The residents are available audiences for student productions, exhibitions, and athletics on campus.