Aging in Place: Top 10 Cities for Aging

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“America is growing older. The implications and costs of this extraordinary demographic shift are now upon us,” says Milken Institute. “Despite the strain on health-care and social-safety nets, many communities are well-positioned to help mature Americans age in place.”
Roughly 90% of Americans want to age in place, according to an AARP study. Milken’s data-driven index measures and ranks the performance of 359 U.S. metropolitan areas based on how well-prepared they are to serve their aging populations.
The report analyzed 78 different factors deemed to most affect seniors’ quality of life, including housing costs, the job market, weather, and opportunities for social engagement. Affordability, well-being and healthcare, financial security, suitable living arrangements, convenient transportation systems, and community involvement were all included in Milken Institute’s definition of what successful aging in America should look like.


10 Best Cities for Successful Aging
  1. Provo-Orem, Utah
  2. Madison, Wisc.
  3. Omaha, Neb.
  4. Boston, Mass.
  5. New York, N.Y.
  6. Des Moines, Iowa
  7. Salt Lake City, Utah
  8. Toledo, Ohio
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Pittsburgh, Pa.
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