The Last Place: Diary of a Retirement Home (INC)

A woman shares her secret concoction to relieve arthritis pain: nine gin-soaked raisins daily. Down the hall, two residents meet, court, and decide to get married.

1998 / Joe Richman / Radio Diaries, USA


A woman shares her secret concoction to relieve arthritis pain: nine gin-soaked raisins daily. Down the hall, two residents meet, court, and decide to get married.

Through audio diaries kept by residents of Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, Illinois, this documentary offers a glimpse into the lives of a community in retirement.


produced by

Joe Richman

Joe Richman (@RadioDiaries) is a Peabody Award-winning producer and reporter and the founder of Radio Diaries, a non-profit organization.


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