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Mac Mead, right, tills soil with horses at the Fellowship Community.

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For the aging, a commune-like alternative in NY

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. — At the Fellowship Community’s adult home, workers are paid not according to what they do, but what they need; aging residents are encouraged to lend a hand at the farm, the candle shop or the pottery studio; and boisterous children are welcome around the old folks.

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