Senior Programs (PARC)

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About the Class

Designed for individuals 55 years or older, Pace’s Active Retirement Community (PARC) brings the most affordable programs to Pace University’s lower Manhattan campus. PARC’s innovative programs and dynamic lectures allow you the opportunity to meet new people and share your ideas and knowledge. Enjoy the natural support network that grows as you explore and learn with others of your generation.

PARC Membership Privileges Include

  • Coffee & Culture Lecture Series (see below for lectures)
  • Use of Pace University Downtown Campus Library. Subject to change depending upon COVID status.
  • Use of Pace University Downtown Computer Lab (PARC ID Card required). Subject to change depending upon COVID status.
  • Intergenerational technology assistance

Intergenerational Technology Assistance Program

The Intergenerational Technology Assistance Program partners PARC members with Pace students for individualized tech training and assistance.

The goal of the program is to ensure that our members gain the technical skills to accomplish the things that are important to them, whether that’s strengthening career readiness skills or communicating virtually with friends and family.

If you’re a PARC members interested in participating in the program, please contact Patricia Morrobel at

PARC Coffee and Culture Lecture Series

Be a part of this exciting lecture series! PARC invites our distinguished professors to participate in thought-provoking discussions and debates.

Save the Date

March 2024 Lectures

Electrical Activity in Heart and Brain

On March 7, Dr. Zafir Buraei will give a presentation on the Electrical Activity in Heart and Brain, in health and disease. Dr. Buraei is an Assistant Professor at Pace University focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular and neurological disease. He completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at Belgrade University, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Tulane University, and postdoctoral studies at Columbia University.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Parenting, Prison & Pups (PPP) Program

Dr. Collica-Cox will be joining us on March 20 to share her work with the Parenting, Prison & Pups (PPP) Program. The only program of its kind, is an evidence-based parenting program, initially provided to incarcerated women in jail, the most underserved of all corrections populations, to help them reinvest in their relationships with their children. PPP also helps incarcerated parents to mend relationships with other family members, including relationships with their children’s caregivers. In January 2022, the program was expanded to incarcerated fathers. Dr. Collica-Cox will also be bringing along a therapy dog!

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

April 2024 Lectures

We’re thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Pace’s Sands College of Performing Arts to provide PARC members with discounted tickets to the following productions and invitations to a free film festival!

  • Big Fish, The Musical on April 18–20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 20 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Dance Out Loud (dance concert) on May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 and 5 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Film, Television, Voice-Overs, and Commercials (FTVC) Film Festival on May 5 at 7:30 p.m.