Whatever their age, people reminisce about how the past was sweeter, purer, more challenging, more fun, more whatever than today. At Palm Garden of Clearwater, looking back is heartwarming, fun, active, social and therapeutic. Bob Filley, assistant activity director, makes the past come alive again for residents, families and staff with themed parties, dinners and other events. He's been collecting memorabilia, vintage clothing and other props for years, he explains. And for more than 15 years, Palm Garden has been his showcase.