SHN+ Report: Inside the Future of University Partnerships in Senior Living

One size does not fit all.

Senior housing communities can be affiliated with colleges and universities in many different ways and to various degrees. The best-known university affiliation model is the university-based retirement community (UBRC), but there is also the university-affiliated retirement community (UARC), university-linked retirement community (ULRC), and university partner (UP).

Senior housing providers can benefit greatly from university partnerships.

Senior housing providers that have formed partnerships with colleges and universities have advantages when it comes to establishing valuable programming, keeping staffing levels high, and appealing to the next generation of U.S. retirees.

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