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    A New Twist on the Old Folks’ Home: Young Folks

    Not everyone wants those damn kids off their lawn. Senior citizens are often isolated from others, to their detriment, so innovative Europeans are creating intergenerational communities, some adding nurseries to nursing homes and offering free rent to young adults who assist retirees. Mixing ages has been shown to reduce depression among seniors and improve their physical health while encouraging social interaction and community building. Drawing inspiration from Scandinavian examples, some hope to bring more of these facilities to the U.S., particularly for those who don’t mind the pitter-patter of little feet.

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