Benjamin Button: Assisted Living Utopia?

For those of you that haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend you go watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

The previews and trailers don’t really clue you in to the fact that a large portion of the movie is set in an assisted living community.  I say assisted living, because the house and number of residents appeared to be much larger than what we would consider to be a board and care today. Having obviously not been alive during the first half of the 1900s, I couldn’t help but wonder whether assisted living in that era was really as jovial and friendly as portrayed in the movie.

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