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A Message from Broadview

We are excited that Broadview Member Residents are moving into their new homes in phases which will continue through the spring.

The Learning Commons

The Broadview Learning Commons is the space in which Purchase College intergenerational programming will take place and that we expect will be a center for engagement, a laboratory for lifelong learning, offering 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.

We intend to introduce that space to the college community when it’s ready for use, hoping that it will inspire staff (and faculty and students) to envision intergenerational activities that can be held there. Any suggestions for Broadview engagement and intergenerational programming from staff are encouraged! Of course, staff members are welcome to attend any events held in the Learning Commons that are open to the college community.

Getting Involved

Broadview Members are getting involved at Purchase by:

  • Joining the Book Club or Cinema Discussion Club led by Purchase College faculty
  • Volunteering for the Mentorship Program, which has attracted over 40 accomplished Broadview Members (most active is the Medical/STEM/Science fields affinity group (including psychologists/human services professions) which is working closely with the Pre-Med Club meeting regularly to work on securing invaluable opportunities for students such as shadowing physicians, etc. and to offer career advice)
  • Attending Purchase College Orientations, lectures series and performances
  • Enjoying the benefits of a 20% discount at the PAC, free admission to the Neuberger, a special membership fee for the Athletics facilities, and access to the Purchase College Library.
  • Volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, Purchase College traditions, Food Pantry, and more.

More about Broadview

Other items of note from Broadview:

  • The upcoming Thrift and Sip Freecycle event will allow Broadview members’ downsizing to be the campus community’s upside, offering a wide range of gently loved household items a new home with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Broadview and Purchase are creating a pathway for generosity, already marked with a significant planned gift from a Broadview member to the campus development fund.
  • We are linking Broadview’s Sustainability Committee with partners on Purchase campus, including Department of Environmental Studies and efforts around joint composting and solar use.
  • The Common Ground-Bar and Restaurant within the Learning Commons will open in under a month and welcomes the support of the campus community. Details will follow, but Broadview is working hard to have it open by February.
  • Broadview plans to survey the faculty and staff to understand what dining opportunities are of interest, so they can tailor the hours and offerings within Common Ground accordingly.
  • Broadview plans to mark an admissions event, student orientation and graduation with supporting occasions on Broadview’s campus.
  • The Broadview grand opening is tentatively slated for Thursday, May 2, 2024 and will have specific events for inclusion of the campus community.
  • We would be happy to survey our staff regarding interests and preferences for artists/songs/concerts etc.