4/22/2013 – The Retirement Home, Alive With Intrigue

As ideas about aging continue to seep into popular culture, I’ve noticed senior communities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities playing a variety of roles.

They show up as detention centers for rebellious older characters to escape from, as in the comic novel “Breaking Out of Bedlam.” They’re the fate people struggle to avoid, as in the YouTube dramatic series “Ruth & Erica.” They provide the backdrop for investigations of age and loss, as in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Kings Point.”

Read the full article at The New York Times.