BC-US--Aging America,ADVISORY, US

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The latest installment of Aging America, the joint AP-APME project looking at the aging of the baby boomers and its impact on society, is scheduled to move Tuesday for immediate use:

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CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. — At the Fellowship Community's adult home, workers are paid not according to what they do, but what they need; aging residents are encouraged to lend a hand at the farm, the candle shop or the pottery studio; and boisterous children are welcome around the old folks. It's a home in the middle of what is essentially a commune that takes an unusual approach to care of the elderly, integrating them into all ages in the broader community and encouraging them to contribute to its welfare. "It's a great place to live and I think there's probably no better place in the world to die," says one 81-year-old resident. By Jim Fitzgerald. AP photos.

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