A lot of nursing homes seem to have a pretty depressing vibe to them, but one, the Lantern of Saybrook in Ohio, has put a joyful spin on the residence for their seniors. Take a look inside this trip down memory lane:

Posted by Lantern of Saybrook on Monday, May 30, 2016

It feels a little more like a small town (that happens to be inside) than a nursing home, and one from the ’40s at that.

Posted by Lantern of Saybrook on Friday, December 22, 2017

Posted by Lantern of Saybrook on Monday, December 11, 2017

Some of the hallways are even designed to look like roads and the ceilings are painted to look like blue skies.

Posted by Lantern of Saybrook on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

And when Halloween came around, youngsters had a blast trick-or-treating with their elderly friends.

Posted by Lantern of Saybrook on Saturday, October 21, 2017

And, of course, nothing is more wonderful than celebrating Christmas with friends.


Posted by Lantern of Saybrook on Friday, November 24, 2017

There are a lot of assisted living centers in America, something like 58,500 in 2012 according to the CDC. Most of the patients in the homes are women, with a ratio of around 7:1.


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Over a million Americans currently live in nursing homes and that number is expected to continue rising as one of America’s largest generations, the baby boomers, enter facilities.

Alex Thomas About the author:
Alex is from Delaware. He lives in DC.
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