24 Mar University Based Retirement Communities
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If you enjoy the opportunity for lifelong learning along with the energy and enthusiasm of being part of a college campus then a University Based Retirement Community (UBRC) might be right for you. These life plan communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities) put you in close proximity to a university campus where you can enjoy much of the same same cultural and educational amenities and activities available to traditional students. UBRCs enable retired adults to actively engage in life by placing them in a happy and stimulating environment. Above all, they provide a sense of community and safety as your needs change with age.
If you think living in a UBRC means moving back to a cramped dorm, think again. URBC’s provide a variety of housing options to meet the needs of seniors in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. This includes apartment homes, villas, and townhomes. Like traditional life plan communities, UBRCs include housing and medical assistance to meet the care needs of individuals as they age. In addition, you have access to top medical care at universities with advanced hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Housing options feature:
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Memory Care and Support
Advantages of UBRC’s
UBRCs share many common goals. However, there are differences between each. Do you research and contact the individual community to find out which setting meets your needs and expectations of life connected to a university. In addition, entrance/buy-in fees, monthly rental rates, and extra charges vary.
- Providing an intellectually stimulating environment;
- The opportunity to interact with younger generations of students;
- A variety of housing styles and sizes;
- Meals, transportation, and housekeeping provided;
- The ability to participate in on-campus learning, lectures, and classes;
- Access to cultural events and recreation facilities;
- Access to health care and university medical facilities;
- Continued assistance and medical care to meet needs as you age.
There are University Based Retirement Communities located throughout the United States and more are being developed each year. Many residents of UBRCs are alumni of the school, or former instructors/employees. Others have strong ties to a particular campus from already living near a university or having a child attend the school. Still others, like the Mirabella at Arizona State University and Oak Hammock at University of Florida, with popular Sunbelt locations, attract retirees from across the nation.
- Lassel Village: Lassel University (Newton, MA) https://lasellvillage.com
- The Village at Penn State: Penn State (State College, PA) https://www.retireatpennstate.org
- The Woodlands at Furman: Furman University (Greenville, SC) https://thewoodlandsatfurman.org
- Capstone Village: The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) https://capstonevillage.ua.edu
- Oak Hammock: University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) https://www.oakhammock.org
- Holy Cross Village: Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN) https://holycrossvillage.com
- University Commons: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) https://universitycommons.org
- The Mirabella: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) https://www.retirement.org/mirabella-asu/
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