CNN Money: The best places to retire

From CNN: “As the country’s 78 million baby boomers reach the official age of seniority, they’re giving retirement an image makeover. An increasing number are working, traveling overseas, or going back to school. Their definition of “old” keeps climbing it’s now 79 and 85% report they’re in good health. Their life expectancy is some 20 years higher than what their parents could look forward to when they were born, and a few will spend more time retired than they did in the workforce. They’re also insanely active: This is the first generation in which a large percentage of the population has stayed physically fit throughout middle age, says Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “The boomers really know that you have some control over Father Time,” he says.

But where to spend all those additional years? This group doesn’t necessarily want the obvious locales, like Florida or Arizona. “Retirees today are looking at it with a sense of adventure as opposed to a sense of inevitability,” says retirement consultant Maria Dwight.”

So where are they going?  Find out more:


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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