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Old 03-25-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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Anyone have experience or knowledge of these? I have been researching this on the Internet and so far to get pricing info I have to speak to a sales consultant. Not at that point, just want more information without getting the "pitch". It seems like a good deal, especially if healthcare is your biggest need in retirement. Just not sure if there is a catch somewhere...
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Do you have any links? I'm not familiar with these.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Do you have any links? I'm not familiar with these.
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2...r-campus-life/

Examples that are CCRCs include : State College Retirement Communities | The Village at Penn State and Continuing Care Retirement Community in Durham | The Forest at Duke, NC .
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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Thanks, I contacted the UC Davis program, but they wanted to do the sales pitch thing when I just wanted some written information!
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The idea is good. But you will only spend a little time doing this so make sure the community has lots of other activities and is convient in terms of transportation to dr's, shopping etc.

You will also find some larger communities run learning centers.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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Look at the size of a dorm room, the lack of cleaning and poor maintenance, the mediocre food, noise, shared bathrooms, lack of temperature and ventilation controls, sealed windows, cheap mattresses, minimal electrical, etc. Then look at the high prices colleges and universities charge for those accommodations. Do you really want to rent from them?


That said, I have a house that is within walking distance of a major university. The university has an Osher Lifelong Learning program with over 1000 seniors enrolled and over 100 course offerings per semester. Under the right circumstances living near a college or university can offer some opportunities. I would still avoid using their landlord offering based on track record alone.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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I've heard great things about Osher and it's locations are a big draw for me. But I cringe at the notion of a whole life around one thing, and so living in such a community isn't for me. I want the university setting (that welcomes retirees) nearby, but not to live-within, so to speak. Lest I change my mind at a later date or find my focus changes.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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I have wonderful OLLI opportunities. Typically my wife and I sign up for 4 courses each semester. There are no credits and no penalty for missing classes. Last Fall we traveled and missed the first half of the semester. Many others do the same and miss at least some classes. I tend to take the same photography and art classes each semester. Every class covers different topics and there is no problem missing a class or taking the same courses semester after semester.


I suppose some people do build their lives around OLLI but those are definitely in the minority. Most of us use OLLI to supplement our lives with additional intellectual stimulation and interests.


If you are interested in OLLI you will need to do some research on programs that meet your interests. Many of the OLLI programs are very small with limited opportunities.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: NC
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What are the search tems to use when googling these university type communities?
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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You might try: university retirement communities

Here's something to get you started: List of University Based Retirement Communities - UBRC

PS: I haven't read it....don't know anything about it...just fyi
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