Kingsley Manor Retirement Community is home to grandmothers and gardeners, professors and painters, doctors and Zumba enthusiasts — and because it’s in Hollywood, you’ll also find film editors, dancers, and magicians. Yvonne Battersbee is an 82-year-old resident of the retirement home and one-time chorus girl.
As fewer MDs choose geriatrics as their speciality, the 20-something-year old students who live there as well may fill a critical health care cap. Select students from the University of Southern California’s gerontology school live and eat for free at the retirement home, and in exchange teach fitness and art classes, swap stories, and truly bond with the residents. Read more in “Baked fish, chair yoga, and life lessons: To learn to care for elderly, students move into retirement home” by Megan Thielking. Link is in the bio. #quote