A recent report on the local Patch news site Purchase told an uplifting story of how downsizing future Broadview residents donated hundreds of household items, books, and other treasures to Purchase College students during FreeCycle Day on the campus quad.
Nurturing their growing connection with students, Broadview at Purchase residents welcomed Purchase College students back on August 30 with a “FreeCycling” event. Hundreds of household items, books, and other treasures donated by residents were piled high on tables. Students lined up around the campus quad almost an hour before the event, waiting to sort through the mountain of items donated by the residents.
Kate Abate, Broadview at Purchase’s Resident Services and Intergenerational Program Director, was on hand to distribute the treasure.
“Broadview at Purchase College is thrilled to offer our new program, “Re-purpose at Purchase: a Broadview of FreeCycling,” as a creative solution to pair resources and pass on good vibes from favorite things of decades past. All departments from the performing arts center to the residence halls are working hand in hand with Broadview to re-home classic treasures for use at the college,” said Abate.
The freecycle event is just the start of many connections Broadview residents hope to make with students as part of this new foray into intergenerational learning. Many retirees moving to Broadview are still active in their professions and want to give back to students by mentoring them.
As part of the Purchase College community, Broadview residents also enjoy the many amenities of the college, including the renowned Neuberger Museum of Art, the Performing Arts Center, the academic and athletic facilities, and the park-like campus as well as formal and informal programming and collaborative opportunities designed to promote intergenerational engagement with students.
Located on a 40-acre site on campus with walking and exercise trails, Broadview will offer its residents a wealth of amenities, including a full wellness suite with indoor swimming pool, fitness strength center, movement dance studio, a fully outfitted learning lab equipped with multi-functional smart technology classrooms, woodworking shop, fine and creative art studios, library, movie theatre, dog park, convenience store, and Zen meditation deck.
Click here to read the Patch article and learn more about Broadview and the FreeCyle event.