Forget the Sunbelt: Colder Areas Top New List of Best Cities for Seniors

US News Money reports that while sunny locales in the West and South often top retirement  destination lists, a new survey of the best places for older residents  found that many colder-weather areas actually offer the highest quality  of life for seniors.

The  survey, sponsored by Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Center for a Secure Retirement, and conducted by researchers at Sperling’s Best Places, used health, economic, and other quality-of-life measures as rating scales.

Find out which states topped their list:

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-best-life/2011/09/29/forget-the-sunbelt-colder-areas-top-new-list-of-best-cities-for-seniors

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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