From Allen Power’s Blog:
Thanks to Joe Angelelli for finding this amazing video from 1948. An early look toward the modern nursing home, presented by “The National Committee on the Aging.”
Some of it seems dated and silly, some sadly still true today!
Here’s a sample of the narration:
Old age is memories enclosed in four walls where today has little nourishment and meager appetite. Old age is sitting on a bench and watching life hurrying by. Old age is a lonely meal behind a plate glass window, a window that looks out upon a busy world that somehow seems to never have taken old age into its reckoning. A world that made the steps too steep, the curb too high, the pace too swift.