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    A Preschool and a Retirement Home? Inspirational

    On a recent trip to Tokyo to visit my cousin, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, I was impressed by the fortitude of Japan’s aging population and the respect they are afforded. Sadly, after a certain age, Americans are often forgotten and discredited, rather than revered for their life experiences and wisdom. Present Perfect, a new feature-length documentary by filmmaker Evan Briggs, shows a smart solution to eldercare: intergenerational care facilities where preschoolers and senior citizens care for and learn from one another. Spoiler alert: It’s a tearjerker.

     

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