In America we have retirement homes and daycare centers. We take it for granted that these are separate facilities. It takes the Swiss to ask: Why? Generationenhaus Neubad (Generation House Neubad) in Basel is both, to the benefit of both the children and the elderly. Each weekday morning, the facility's "Movement and Encounter Landscape," a sort of combination playroom and physical therapy center, is filled with those from both generations. "The common physical, mental and social...


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