Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Fellowship update / by Tadej Znidarcic

About a month ago I started working on a new project about various approaches to care for the elderly. Research, phone calls, emails and visits to facilities led me to focus on four people in three locations with three distinctly different programs and experiences. I'm photographing Walter at SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE Center in Pennsylvania, Katy who receives home visits under MiCapable program in Michigan, and Doris and Barry who live in Manhattan campus of The New Jewish Home nursing home in New York City. Their experiences are starkly different. 

Walter visits the Center twice a week to exercise, socialise and get medical check-ups. If it was not for these visits, he'd spend most of the time at home watching TV.

Walter visits the Center twice a week to exercise, socialise and get medical check-ups. If it was not for these visits, he'd spend most of the time at home watching TV.

Katy lives at home but since she has trouble walking she doesn't go out much. During one of the visits occupational therapist Stacy helped Katy go down a ramp outside her home. 

Katy lives at home but since she has trouble walking she doesn't go out much. During one of the visits occupational therapist Stacy helped Katy go down a ramp outside her home. 

Barry spends most of the time inside the nursing home attending various activities organized for the residents. 

Barry spends most of the time inside the nursing home attending various activities organized for the residents. 

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