Where do Americans live after 85? Look inside the homes of 11 seniors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Mabel Graves worked for 17 years as a certified nursing assistant at a South Dakota nursing home. So she was entering a familiar environment when, about four years ago, she moved to Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center, a nursing home.

Graves, who preferred not to share her own personal financial details, decided to move into the center when she needed help standing due to muscle weakness caused by an autoimmune disorder.

She spends her days putting together 500-piece puzzles, playing Bingo and going to church.

Her kids live close by and visit her regularly. “The best thing is to have a positive attitude about what you’re going to do,” she said.

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