Being Mortal Setting & Symbolism

Atul Gawande
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Sun City

In 1960, Del Webb, an Arizona real estate developer, created Sun City in Phoenix. It was one of the first communities in the nation that limited residency to retirees. At first its development was controversial but Webb felt that retirees wanted to spend their leisure years having fun and being with people of their own age. His venture was highly successful and emulated in other locations.

The Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram

The Guru Vishram Vridh ashram is a charity-operated old age home in the slums on the south side of New Delhi, India. Open sewage flowed and emaciated dogs hunting in the trash were permanent fixtures. Half the residents were placed there because they couldn't pay hospital bills and others were homeless people with nowhere to go. It's an example of a poorhouse where people who no one wants winds up. In at least one instance, when...

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