City Living, Senior Style
When you picture the ideal setting for your senior years, you may think of palm trees, warm temperatures, and year-round golf. That’s why the recent survey naming the top 10 cities for senior living, sponsored by Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Center for a Secure Retirement, may surprise you.
Take a look at the list, and you’ll immediately notice, no Florida, no Las Vegas, no Hawaii, no Arizona!
- San Francisco
- Portland, Ore.
- Kansas City, Mo.
- Newark, N.J.
In fact, the list – which is based on economic, health, and quality-of-life factors – includes mostly colder climates. “We weren’t interested in another study on where to enjoy your retirement, but instead wanted to find cities that did the best job in providing the services and support that seniors need.” That from Scott Perry, president of Bankers Life and Casualty Company in the full report by U.S. News & World Report.
What helped these top 10 picks score points were factors like the accessibility of geriatric physicians and continuing care retirement communities, as well as life expectancy for the area.
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