This study was designed to provide comparative data among institutionalized and noninstitutionalized persons between 70 and 89 years of age. Several measures of temporal experience and body movement were used to compare the groups. One-half of the sample were nursing home residents, and the other half lived in their own or relatives' homes. Differences between the institutionalized and noninstitutionalized groups were observed. The institutionalized group was more past oriented and displayed more gross motor activity. Older persons projected further into the past than did the younger persons.