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Posted on July 30, 2015 at 4:30 AM

In Aging in America: The Years Ahead photographer Ed Kashi chronicles what it means to have a “good old age” by collecting scores of personal histories that, when viewed together, challenge the culture of aging in America.

In this photograph, Maxine Peters finally passes away at home, surrounded by her family, friends and hospice aides. In rural West Virginia, people still live -and die – the old fashioned way. The Hospice Care Corporation sends health workers into rural homes to make sure that people can meet a dignified end, surrounded by their families.

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