Broadview – Senior Living at Purchase College to Set the Bar for Retirement Living

PURCHASE, NY–Broadview – Senior Living at Purchase College is moving forward with its development of 220 independent living homes for ages 62 and older at one of the Top 10 public liberal arts colleges in the country, named by U.S. News & World Report.

The intergenerational senior learning community will offer residents an expansive array of amenities including multiple and varied dining venues, a movie theatre, pool, fitness center, spa and salon and park with walking trails. It’s state-of-the-art Learning Commons will have multimedia seminar rooms, performance and exhibition areas, a computer lab, studios for art and movement, and a café—where residents, students and faculty can interact and learn from each other in a collaborative meeting and learning space.

The 220 independent living homes at Broadview will be comprised of 174 one- and two-bedroom apartments with underground reserved parking, and 46 two-bedroom villas with attached two-car garages.

A well-designed on-site health center will offer a refreshing approach to assisted living and memory care to Broadview residents who eventually may need these services.

The elegantly-appointed Broadview community will provide an active and dynamic environment where residents can be involved in the Purchase College community. Numerous studies have shown that older adults who pursue lifelong learning and stay connected can enjoy happier, healthier and more purposeful lives.

“Purchase College is home to an inspirational community of students, faculty and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth,” said Purchase College President Thomas J. Schwarz, who has been deeply committed to the development of the senior learning community, under development for more than a decade.

“Having the senior learning community on campus will lead to a creative synergy between youth and experience, fostering an alliance of energy and wisdom that benefits everyone. It’s a home run all around,” Schwarz said.

Representing an extension of the educational mission of Purchase College, Broadview will offer a community where people can continue learning and be involved in the life of the college while also benefitting the college, its students and faculty financially. Seventy-five percent of rent proceeds from the Broadview ground lease will be used for student scholarships, and 25 percent will go toward faculty hiring at Purchase College.

Opportunities to attend cultural attractions on campus include theatrical and cultural events at the Performing Arts Center offering world-class music, dance and theatre productions and the Neuberger Museum of Art, world renowned for its collection of modern, contemporary and African art.

Located in a serene grassy and wooded landscape, Broadview will be situated on 40 acres at the southwest portion of the 500-acre Purchase College. More than 10 acres of the site are dedicated as open space, providing trails and outdoor activity space for the residents and students. As part of the legislation that allowed for the creation of Broadview, Purchase College has also designated 80 acres on another part of campus as permanent open space.

An attractive Return-of-Capital financial plan at Broadview will refund 100 percent of the one-time entrance fee during the first four months of occupancy and 90 percent thereafter, no matter the length of residency.

Located in southeastern Westchester County, exceptional restaurants, first-rate shopping, top golf courses, recreational parks and seashore can be found nearby in the towns of Rye, Scarsdale, Armonk, Harrison, White Plains, and Greenwich – all within close proximity. Transportation will be offered to residents as needed for shopping, appointments and train stations to NYC.

The Life Plan Community is accepting reservations with 10 percent deposits for specific residences.

Construction of Broadview – Senior Living at Purchase College is planned to begin in 2020.

Life Care Services of Des Moines, Iowa, a nationally-recognized leader with 47 years of experience in the planning, development and management of more than 140 senior living communities nationwide, will manage Broadview – Senior Living at Purchase College. LCS Development is developing the community with Senior Care Development of Harrison, N.Y.

The general contractor of Broadview – Senior Living at Purchase College is Whiting-Turner from its regional office in White Plains. HCM Design of Baltimore, Md. serves as the community’s architect and Merlino Design Partnership of King of Prussia, Pa. is the interior designer.

Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. His aspiration for Purchase was to create a dynamic campus that combined conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in order to inspire an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talents in all students. Today, Purchase College, SUNY is a community of students, faculty, and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity.