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FEB 26, 2013 - Boston Herald

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For the aging, a commune-like alternative in NY

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. — A nonprofit group in a commune-like setting north of New York City takes an unusual approach to care of the elderly.The adult home run by the Fellowship Community integrates aging residents with other members of the group, including children. And it urges them to contribute to the community by lending a hand at the farm or the candle shop.One resident teaches music; one leads poetry discussions; another practices psychology.

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