A college campus might be your ideal retirement home.
Learning, chugging beer, learning, late nights discussing the meaning of life, learning, carefree summers, learning . . . something I'd and did pay dearly for.
I think that’s a wonderful idea. Having a beautiful campus for daily walks especially.
The downside might be getting stuck with a roommate you can’t stand…
Sounds wonderful! Sign me up! Whenever I took my kids or grandkids to tour a college campus, I always wanted to sign up myself!!!
Would I get to grow my hair long again?
I am a life-long learner and love that idea. Even though I am 83 years old, there is so much more to learn Stanford University is near by . . .. hmmmm.
I find this appealing, but then I was a professor! For me, the draw wouldn't be classes (yeah, done with that) so much as multigenerational living. That said, I recently read (NYT?) about one such program where there was conflict between the senior residence and the University because of noise issues (Boomers blasting music, I assume? :) )
I would have questions. First, if investment is required, is the college solvent? Colleges and universities are businesses these days, and I'm not just talking for-profits. I wouldn't trust typical college administrators as far as I could throw them. Second, *will* there likely be noise issues? Third, how much opportunity is there for genuine interaction with students? Fourth, how large is the university's senior community? In smaller towns, it can be hard to get to know locals. I moved to a small city with a large university, and part of the appeal was that there are lots of retirees here. After living in a very youth-oriented part of a major city, it's a wonderful change to have a genuinely intergenerational community.
This sounds terrific. I wonder if UBRCs will come to Minnesota where we're moving in six weeks! It's interesting that you talk about walkability, intergenerational contact, recreation facilities and so on...all of which were key features for us. The main sacrifice was space. We ended up buying something smaller than we had planned, but it checked all the other boxes. Great idea!
Depends. Do you still have some?
I hope that works out for you, Janice.
Still sounds pretty appealing to me!
Annette, these are great questions to ask. Thank you!