Retirees Headed Back to College? The Rise of Senior Living Communities on Campuses - Community College News Now
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Retirees Headed Back to College? The Rise of Senior Living Communities on Campuses



by Brittany De Lea

Looking for a place to retire? An increasing number of colleges are hoping older Americans will choose to settle down in sponsored housing on or near their campuses.

Throughout recent years, more institutions have been involved in partnerships to develop retirement communities, though the characteristics of each varies, as does its relationship with the college.

Oftentimes residents at university-based retirement communities will be allowed to audit classes for free, or granted other tuition-related perks. In some cases they will also be given access to campus amenities, assisted-living services, alongside typical retirement community service benefits.

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