Responding to Academic Needs of Senior Citizens in the Metropolitan Marketplace

  • Emily C. Richardson Widener University
Keywords: Higher Educatoin, Senior Citizens, Economics


Senior citizen demographics and available technologies provide opportunities for higher education to meet the growing needs of adult learners, especially in a metropolitan university. This case study will take participants through the planning process that resulted in a new campus for Widener University that opened in September 2004 in Chester County, Pa. The project development from feasibility to actualization, as well as senior learning models, the adult learning environment, curricula, and student services will be presented.