CCRC Lasell Village Helps Propel Age-Friendly University Movement

Lasell Village is a Boston-area continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that is on the leading edge of several senior housing trends, notably intergenerational living and university partnerships. The CCRC is located right on the campus of Lasell College — a leader of the “age-friendly university” movement — and showcases the positive results that senior living communities can achieve through such close alignment with an academic institution. While many CCRCs offer lifelong learning opportunities, Lasell Village has gone further. From the time of its founding in 2000, its residents have agreed to complete at least 450 hours per year of activities such as coursework, student mentorship and research projects. The model has proven successful.