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Empty nesters on the move

Faye and Charlie Ruopp woke up one day to realize they were the oldest couple in their tightknit Newton neighborhood, and their son, a medical resident at Duke, was likely gone for good.

Instead of fighting change, the Ruopps decided to embrace it, selling their home of three decades and buying a condo at the Waterworks, just over the Boston line in Brighton overlooking the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

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