Yeah New York


Thanks to AARP’s Twitter feed for alerting us to the Milken Institute’s report on the Best Cities for Successful Aging.

The criteria include how easy it is to get around (points here for NYC!), cost of living (don’t hold your breath), health resources, income opportunities, availability of enriching experiences, and respect (yo).

Here are the top 5 big cities for successful aging

  1. Provo-Orem, Utah
  2. Madison, WI
  3. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
  4. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
  5. New York Metro Area, NY-NJ-PA

Here’s a closer look at how New York got into the top 5 and were it could do better. No surprises…


Click here to see the whole report.

Do you live in NY – and do you think it’s a good place to age? If you live elsewhere, how would you rate it? Share, people! Just scroll down to the comments below and be opinionated.


2 responses to “Yeah New York

  1. Although I miss NY, I have to say that South Florida is really great for seniors. I’m not talking about the ‘young’ seniors who are still employed. Most retirement ‘villages’ here have free transportation to shopping centers and supermarkets. Restaurants cater to ‘early bird’ specials and with the mild winter weather, seniors are out there walking instead of sitting in front of a tv. Most developments have club houses with card games, and canasta and mah jong games going on every day keeping their mental faculties sharp. There are hospital ‘sub-stations’ in every shopping center so they don’t have to travel to the main building unless ordered by a doctor for treatment. If you have no one to take you to the hospital, they will pick you up and bring you home and even with the vast parking lots at every hospital, Boca Regional and Delray Medical have valet parking. In all honesty, I have to say that South Florida really caters to its seniors.

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