Texas retirement living center home to many UT grads

For some people, their college years were the best time of their life. McKnights.com reports that now, University of Texas alumni who have a particularly strong bond with their alma matter can choose to retire there.

According to the news source, the Longhorn Village is about a 15 minute drive from the university's campus, and executive director Bob Rees estimates that around 40 percent of the residents at the retirement living community attended the school.

Along with providing a large portion of residents a way to reflect on their college days, the village offers a number of appealing features.

Texas retirement living center home to many UT grads Along with a beautiful landscape, the community has a health center that draws from some of the nearby schools students.

"The school of nursing uses LHV as a laboratory, the sociology school uses it as a laboratory, the gerontology school uses it as a laboratory," Frank Rees, one of the architects who designed the building told the news outlet. "There's a very [healthcare-oriented] association between U. of T. and Longhorn Village."

The number of older adults looking for similar places to reside may increase in the coming years. The Administration on Aging reports that in 2009, there were 38.9 million persons over the age of 65, and that number is expected to grow to 72.1 million by 2030.

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