Life in a retirement home
May 29, 2008 9:06 PM Subscribe
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A week-long series from the Globe and Mail on life in the Terraces of Baycrest
, a retirement home in Toronto. Drawing parallels to high school (the average stay of residents is 4.5 years), stories have ranged from the anxieties about the first day
, the problems with cliques
and getting snubbed by the cool kids, the ups and downs of the dating scene
, and what to do about the awful food in the cafeteria
On Friday the series concludes with graduation
, the one area where you might think the analogy would fall apart.
Humanizing above all else, each piece is supplemented with video interviews of the residents that give a bit more flavour to the story. Read and watch it now as the Globe and Mail usually archives its stories within a couple of weeks.