August 2nd, 2012
02:36 PM ET
10 best cities for 'successful aging'
It's a long-held belief that seniors, whether they retire to Florida or not, want one simple thing: to do as little as possible for as long as possible.
"That's out of date, to the extent that it was ever accurate," says Paul Irving, Milken Institute's senior managing director and chief operating officer. "Seniors want to remain active and engaged and healthy and connected to their communities. Many want to continue to work throughout life ... they want and deserve great health systems. They want to have a voice."
Baby boomers living in Provo-Orem, Utah, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are certainly in the right place. The two cities rank at the top of the Milken Institute's first "Best Cities for Successful Aging" report. Provo-Orem is No. 1 on the list of large metro areas and Sioux Falls is No. 1 for small metros.
King's Point: Aging out of retirement
While Provo-Orem and Sioux Falls rank at the top of the overall lists, the data was also broken down into sub-lists based on age. What's most important for those aged 65 to 79, after all, is not the same for those over the age of 80. For example, Boston, Massachusetts, was No. 4 on the overall list for large metros, but ranked No. 1 for those over 80 because of its reputable health care facilities.
Readers can also go the institute's website to weigh the indicators that are most important to them, creating a new set of city rankings individualized to their needs.
While many people see the older generation as a burden, Irving says, in reality they have a lot to offer the community - and leaders should have a vested interest in taking care of this population. The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank based in Santa Monica, California, that "believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges and improve lives," according to its website.
"We all know that America is growing older," Irving says. "As we looked at what was going on... some of the most innovative thinking and most helpful progress was going on at the metro, at the city level."
Aging stylishly, online and in the streets
Rankings like this often create competition and motivate change, similar to the way college rankings inspire university presidents to focus on academics or sports scores. Here are the top overall cities for large and small metro areas:
1. Provo, Utah
1. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
About this blog
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.
viagra and cialis discount canadian pharmacy online cialis cialis black to buy in the uk
Great article! We are linking to this particularly great article on our site. Keep up the great writing.
Wow, marvelous weblog layout! How long have you ever been running a blog for?
you made blogging glance easy. The whole glance of your
website is fantastic, let alone the content material!
cheap cialis australia cialis online pharmacy cialis brand name
Very good post! We will be linking to this particularly great article on our site. Keep up the good writing.
This is a topic which is close to my heart... Take care! Where are your contact details though?
Zerit best drugstore concealer overseas pharmacies
sky pharmacy importing prescription drugs for personal use canada prescription drugs online
cialis cipra cialis bayer 20 cialis bestellen deutschland
tadalafil tablets tadalafil brands how long does tadalafil last
women taking cialis purchase cialis on line generic cialis dapoxetine
do you need prescription for cialis buy cialis online cheap cialis prescription cost
best drugstore face moisturizer walgreen pharmacy hours by store canada drugstore pharmacy rx
Howdy, I do believe your website could be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in IE, it's got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, great site!
I absolutely love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as Iím looking to create my very own blog and would love to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Appreciate it!
Having read this I believed it was extremely informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!
us online pharmacy safest canadian pharmacy friendly rx pharmacy
is cialis bad for you where to buy cialis over the counter walgreens cialis price
cialis netherlands viagar vs cialis where to buy cialis in usa
Very nice article. I definitely appreciate this website. Thanks!
Itís nearly impossible to find experienced people about this subject, however, you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks
hydro chloroquine hydroxychloroquin hydrocychloroquine
modula tadalafil side effects for tadalafil tuf 20 tadalafil
This website certainly has all the information and facts I needed about this subject and didnít know who to ask.
I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this web site yourself? Please reply back as Iím trying to create my very own blog and would love to know where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Cheers!
Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a superb articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I procrastinate a lot and don't seem to get nearly anything done.
This was awesome! I would like you to clean up all this spam though
chloroquine malaria hydroxyquine cloriquine
hydrchloroquine aralen where to buy hydroclorizine