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‘Aging in place’ facilities trigger debate

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Aging-in-place facility resident June Kozuma, 89, proudly displays some of the artwork she created and keeps in her room.

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Caregiver Rowena Coppola chats with resident Elke Andermann, who lives with her husband, George, in the facility.

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Jeanne Shibuya, 92, a resident at an aging-in-place facility in Salt Lake, sat at the dining table in the home Wednesday and shared a story with fellow resident Toshisada Tamura as they had an afternoon snack.

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Helen Ferrer helps resident Jeanne Shibuya from her bed to her walker in the room where Shibuya resides. Ferrer owns an aging-in-place facility in Salt Lake where eight clients live. Shibuya said she enjoys living there. “The people are really nice, the food is really nice,” she said.