I want to return to college full time. I want to create a community of boomers on the best college campuses. Where can I find others who would also want to join me? I want shared housing arrangements, co housing, or fractional real estate ownership. I want public transportation, where walking, biking, shared cars, buses and trains good enough to get by without owning a car. I have an MBA. I might get a PhD. Who sets up the programs to do this, including personal financial planning, real estate planning, campus housing for boomers? Who do I call?
I have looked, and talked with them at the campus continuum business model. They are more of a real estate development firm for active retire communities.
I think I am looking for student services for universities for 50+. For example, people at 50, go back to college, get a regular new degree, regular classes, etc. and start a new career for the next 30+ years. They need housing, financial aid, academic advisors, job place services, etc. -just as though they were 20 again. My research so far, indicates that universities are geared only towards the youth market, or perhaps the night time (executive markets), not full time resident university lifestyle. Community Colleges, are not a lifestyle. There are several barriers to entry. I think I will have to start up a non profit, private sector student services the segment I am referring to .
Excellent question. You may have a new business model to offer in communities that have universities. For starters I would recommend Portland OR because of the excellent transportation situation. You would probably need to identify a community location and ride the train to the campus but a great start for establishing community around education might be the Student Life office at Portland State University.
Another Oregon possibility would be the University of Oregon. Contact Duck's Village (as they offer summer housing on campus for Sun Birds - people migrating out of the desert each summer). They would probably be interested in your idea and interest.
If you want to talk more contact me directly. We focus on working with adults in transition. While this is not our particulat area i would love to brainstorm on this idea with you. Corp. Site http://TA-plus.com - my Blog site http://TAplus@wordpress.com
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