Three Western Michigan University graduate students moved into their on-campus apartments at the beginning of the fall semester.
The campus on which they are living, though, is not Western Michigan's. And their neighbors are not college students — at least they have not been for a long time.
Colett Chapp, Corey Youngs and Lori Johnson are about a third of the way through the 19 months they will spend alongside 80 senior citizens in a Grand Rapids, Michigan, retirement community as part of what is believed to be one of the first such research projects of its kind in the U.S.
The three will live at the Clark on Keller Lake facility for their entire time in Western's...