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Growing old gracefully: Seniors in Germany

Updated 1739 GMT (0139 HKT) June 19, 2013
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Tenant Dorothea Straube-Koberstein bakes a cake with Christoph Remmlinger, a personal care assistant, at a shared apartment for seniors in Potsdam, Germany. Birgitta Neumann
Martha Hütter, a resident at the shared apartment in Potsdam, hangs out the washing. Residents suffer from dementia, but everyone is encouraged to contribute to the household chores. Birgitta Neumann
For residents Lydia Stehwin and Hans-Georg Neumann, keeping up with current affairs is part of the daily routine at the shared apartment in Potsdam. Birgitta Neumann
Residents Hans-Georg Neumann and Margot Henke on a field trip to an asparagus farm near Potsdam. Birgitta Neumann
Resident Lydia Stehwin and personal care assistant Anica Szücs enjoy each other's company. Birgitta Neumann
Caregiver Thomas Ganschow and resident Egon Hanss peel asparagus for dinner. Birgitta Neumann