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The Last Place: Diary of a Retirement Home

A man gives up the keys to his Cadillac Deville. A woman shares her secret concoction to relieve arthritis pain. Down the hall, two octagenarians meet, court and decide to get married. A group of residents of The Presbyterian Home in Evanston, Illinois use tape recorders to document their lives in retirement.

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