IT'S YOUR UNIVERSITY, TOO.
As a resident of The Village you enjoy a very special relationship with Pennsylvania State University. You can volunteer, attend University events, maybe even teach a class yourself. Plus, university students regularly visit The Village campus, bringing their youthful energy to everything from yoga classes to serving up ice cream.
Because you live at The Village you can:
- Attend classes free on a space-s available basis.
- Enjoy priority access to Penn State football and basketball tickets.
- Receive advance opportunity to attend events in the Bryce Jordan Center and the Center for Performing Arts.
- Take part in University cultural and educational seminars.
- Take lessons in golf, swimming, tennis and more from college athletes.
- Contribute to campus life as a mentor, project assistant, or many other ways.
- Use University tennis courts and Natatorium.
- Golf on the Penn State courses at reduced rates.
- Scoop up Penn State Creamery ice cream at the on site Village Creamery.
- Simply enjoy the stimulating University atmosphere.
Life Long Learning Opportunities Abound.
In addition to the opportunity to attend regular classes at Penn State, The Village offers many other ways to enrich your knowledge and stretch your mind. On-site Road Scholar classes offer fascinating insights on intriguing subjects in a short period of time. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes are also offered onsite each semester.
Add to this the extensive guest lecturers and excursions that The Village offers on a regular basis and you have unparallel educational options.
The Village at Penn State: The University-Based Retirement Community (UBRC) ™
Five Requirements to meet The UBRC Classifications as per Andrew Carle, Executive-in- Residence, Assistant Professor Director, Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University:
1. Proximity-Within one mile of host school
2. Two-directional programming- guarantees interaction between residents and students
3. Continuing Care- offering independent living, assisted or personal care, and skilled nursing care
4. A financial commitment on part of the University by leasing land to the CCRC
5. At least 10% of residents should be retired faculty, alums or alumni parents with personal connections to the school