Red Oak Developers, while working alongside a university or an active senior living community, has created a concept that can be
replicated in universities and colleges across the country, called Intergenerational Learning Communities.
With over a quarter of our nation’s population over the age of 50, this generation is searching for an active retirement lifestyle full of health, wellness, cultural activities and learning. They are looking to land in and around higher learning areas in order to engage in the activities provided by these institutions.
Higher learning institutions are acutely aware of the community trend, they have begun to build programs where intergenerational learning is an integral part of their curriculum. Research shows through interaction with younger students, retirees live a longer and more fruitful life. Continued learning combined with other activities offer the type of lifestyle active senior are seeking.