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To learn about aging, college students move into retirement community

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While their friends may have been moving back to dorms or apartments to start the new school year, a group of occupational therapy students from Western Michigan University moved their things into their new rooms at the Clark Retirement Community on Keller Lake.

It’s one of the first research projects of its kind in this country: three college students living side by side with senior citizens.

Nancy Hock with the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University joined us today to talk about the project.

We also spoke with Charlie Lundstrom, a resident at Clark Retirement Community on Keller Lake, and Western Michigan occupational therapy student Colette Chapp about their first impressions, apprehensions, and goals for the experience.

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