Joe & Flo: A Senior Couple's Struggle to Stay United

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Joe and Florence, together last December i

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Joe and Florence, together last December

Joe and Florence, together last December

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The pair's wedding day, 1938 i

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The pair's wedding day, 1938

The pair's wedding day, 1938

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Florence and Joe Chandler made it through 66 years together. But the goal of living out their final years in the same residence was complicated by the challenge of finding a nursing home that could accomodate both of their needs.

With Joe's dementia, and Flo's own medical problems needing special attention, the Chandler family had tremendous difficulty keeping the pair in the same facility. Reporter Michael Chandler followed her grandparents for six months as they tried to live out their final days — in sickness and in health — together.

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