10 best cities for 'successful aging'
Boston, Massachusetts, ranked No. 1 for those over 80 because of its reputable health care facilities.
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"That's out of date, to the extent that it was ever accurate," says Paul Irving, Milken Institute's senior managing director and chief operating officer.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.

The Milken Institute analyzed data for 78 indicators of success, including health care, housing, transportation, education opportunities and cultural experiences. They then weighted the indicators based on survey information regarding what was most important to seniors - health care and financial security landing at the top of their concerns.

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:

Large metros

1. Provo, Utah
2. Madison, Wisconsin
3. Omaha, Nebraska
4. Boston, Massachusetts
5. New York
6. Des Moines, Iowa (tie)
6. Salt Lake City, Utah (tie)
8. Toledo, Ohio
9. Washington
10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Smaller metros

1. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2. Iowa City, Iowa
3. Bismarck, North Dakota
4. Columbia, Missouri
5. Rochester, Minnesota
6. Gainesville, Florida
7. Ann Arbor, Michigan
8. Missoula, Montana
9. Durham, North Carolina
10. Rapid City, South Dakota

The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome

soundoff (1,117 Responses)
  1. Genia Huhammad

    En el mecanizado por arranque de viruta se dan procesos de desbaste y de acabado (eliminación de poco material con mucha precisión; proceso final cuyo objetivo es el de dar el acabado superficial que se requiera a las distintas superficies de la pieza).


    February 13, 2021 at 04:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. JbbnEncox

    free samples of cialis online cialis kimler kullanmamalД± precios de cialis en peru

    February 13, 2021 at 14:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. KvaxMile

    free money towards student loans payday loans cash now inc cash loan standard chartered

    February 13, 2021 at 19:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Fawn Steele

    Una vez lo he consultado quería saber donde puedo comprar el cacillo M 30 M 25 para monodosis E.S.E pues he llamado a el sat que figura en Illescas Toledo y me dicen que no tienen nada de recambios ni que son sat de minimoka. Si hay alguno en Madrid que tengáis seguridad que tiene accesorios para comprarlos agradecería la dirección datos. La única web oficial de Minimoka es esta que ya conoces y, de momento, al menos, no tenemos venta de recambios ni accesorios por internet.


    February 13, 2021 at 22:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Ethan Fedler

    Posteriormente, esta información se transfiere a nuestros equipos de control numérico, que realizan el mecanizado con absoluta fiabilidad, sin necesidad de volver a capturar los datos de la geometría de la pieza de forma manual, ni hacer ninguna corrección modificación a pie de máquina.


    February 14, 2021 at 01:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Evalyn Rosenbush

    Casquillo especial mecanizado por decoletaje en acero © Kuzu, S.L. Nos dedicamos al decoletaje y mecanizado de pequeñas y medianas piezas metálicas mediante tornos automáticos y controles numéricos. Nos hemos consolidado como proveedores de grandes empresas de todo el territorio nacional y de un amplio abanico de clientes relacionados con la industria mecánica en general.


    February 14, 2021 at 03:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. LabxEncox

    does cialis last 36 hours can you break a cialis pill no prescription cialis forum

    February 14, 2021 at 03:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Carole Passaretti

    Ofrecemos un servicio técnico de calidad con el cual estará satisfecho dado al grado de preparación de nuestro equipo de técnicos nos atrevemos a decir que su electrodoméstico esta en las mejores manos, al contactar con nosotros para la reparación de alguno de sus electrodomésticos. Estaremos allí para ayudarle con su incidencia el mismo día que contacte con nosotros, siendo sin más nuestro servicio la solución a esa avería de su electrodoméstico. Estamos cerca a tu municipio en la Comunidad de Madrid somos precisos en nuestras reparaciones enfatizando en calidad alargando la vida útil de sus electrodomésticos de gama blanca.


    February 14, 2021 at 06:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Jim Holcey

    Hoy en día, una máquina de precisión generalmente se controla utilizando un Controlador Numérico Computarizado (CNC). Una máquina de torno CNC está controlada por una computadora. Dado que cualquier componente en particular puede requerir el uso de varias herramientas diferentes, taladros, sierras, etc., las máquinas modernas a menudo combinan múltiples herramientas en una sola celda”.


    February 14, 2021 at 07:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. https://www.songmanhits.com

    Best view i have ever seen !


    February 14, 2021 at 10:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Shaun Deases

    what are some good and popular websites for blogs???.


    February 15, 2021 at 06:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Free Proxies

    My wife and i got very peaceful when Ervin managed to conclude his reports because of the ideas he came across when using the weblog. It is now and again perplexing just to happen to be releasing instructions that people today have been selling. And we do understand we have got you to give thanks to because of that. These illustrations you've made, the straightforward site navigation, the relationships your site make it easier to engender – it's got many sensational, and it's facilitating our son in addition to us believe that that subject is amusing, which is certainly particularly important. Thank you for all!


    February 15, 2021 at 17:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. JbnvCrulk

    loans and advances bbm project my cash loan usa payday loans downtown ottawa

    February 15, 2021 at 22:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. 500000Scrapebox CommentBacklinks

    I will drive 20000 google organic visitors using targeted keywords: https://www.seoclerk.com/Traffic/833336/I-will-drive-20000-google-organic-visitors-using-targeted-keywords


    February 16, 2021 at 08:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. zithromax z pak

    xithromax generic zithromax 500mg zpak for uti

    February 16, 2021 at 12:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. AhbzEncox

    debit card payday loans in dallas tx payday loans hays kansas cash advance fort wayne

    February 16, 2021 at 15:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. AbcfTeneseelt

    when can you buy viagra from? viagra online canada paypal paypal online viagra

    February 17, 2021 at 06:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. https://www.songmanhits.com

    Best view i have ever seen !


    February 17, 2021 at 13:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. plaquenil hydroxychloroquine

    is erectile dysfunction covered by medicare can plaquenil cause cancer can erectile dysfunction be mental

    February 18, 2021 at 13:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. FbsgZisse

    generic cialis florida side effects of cialis and grapefruits cialis free sample

    February 18, 2021 at 21:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Best-Marketing Services

    Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, and retweets? SMM Supreme uses his own panel system to generate social media traffic to any website. Best Quality-Price Ratio on the market with 714928 orders until now. – Facebook Fan Page Likes: $4.50/1000 – Instagram Followers: $0.78/1000 – Youtube Views: $1.62/1000 – Twitter followers: $2.10/1000 – Paypal Deposit – Payeer Deposit – Automatic order processing – Our Website: https://smmsupreme.com/


    February 19, 2021 at 16:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. remote pc assistance

    My brother recommended I may like this web site. He was once totally right. This put up truly made my day. You can not consider just how much time I had spent for this info! Thank you!


    February 21, 2021 at 05:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. healthcare marketing trends

    Healthcare marketing strategy is used to support the practices of in-person healthcare providers and telemedicine providers. Healthcare marketing strategy can take many different forms and span multiple channels to target the right patients at the right time and in the right way.


    February 22, 2021 at 19:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. tadalafil gel

    tadalafil 60 mg tadalafil gel tadalafil xtenda

    February 24, 2021 at 06:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. vreyro linomit

    Regards for this post, I am a big fan of this site would like to keep updated.


    February 26, 2021 at 04:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. NbmoZisse

    cialis sell cialis with dapoxetine cheapest cialis india

    February 27, 2021 at 01:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. KndnMile

    viagra connect walmart gas station viagra penis on viagra

    February 28, 2021 at 23:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. ClarkTauts

    d6ljv sjfkg w2jp

    March 1, 2021 at 01:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. ClarkTauts

    anyr4 6utvf cpsf

    March 1, 2021 at 04:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Flossie Yaun

    Usually I don't read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, quite nice post.


    March 4, 2021 at 10:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Thurman Rumbley


    March 6, 2021 at 15:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. combigan

    combigan generic prices brimonidine generic

    March 11, 2021 at 07:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. avana

    avana canada avanafil buy

    March 11, 2021 at 07:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Tadalafil

    buy megalis megalis tab

    March 11, 2021 at 07:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. ceasars new england casino

    liberty slots flash casino https://casinoxsplay.com/ captainjack casino new no deposit codes

    March 20, 2021 at 08:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. do they have penny slot machines at the golden nugett casino in las vegas

    westgate las vegas resort & casino poker room https://casinoxsonline.com/ free slots play online double down casino

    March 22, 2021 at 17:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. FbshEncox

    https://thesisacloud.com/ – thesis search good thesis statements thesis advice online thesis

    March 23, 2021 at 07:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. best bonus sign up casino

    blue chip casino new years dinner https://casinoxsbest.com/ casino win real money

    March 25, 2021 at 02:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. JvqqEncox

    https://dissertationahelp.com/ – dissertation writing help uk phd by dissertation only literature review dissertation dissertation proposal

    March 25, 2021 at 03:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. webpage

    Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring
    writers? I'm planning to start my own blog soon but
    I'm a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I'm completely overwhelmed ..
    Anny ideas? Thanks!
    Estteroides webpage medicina deportiva

    March 25, 2021 at 04:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. LmoppEncox

    http://essaywriteris.com/ – write my essay for me cheap someone write my essay write my college essay for me best writing essay

    March 25, 2021 at 20:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. vách vệ sinh

    Hi there, its nice post about media print, we all understand
    media is a wonderful source of data.

    March 25, 2021 at 21:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. FbshEncox

    https://thesisacloud.com/ – best thesis writing services thesis editing service help with thesis statement thesis defense advice

    March 26, 2021 at 02:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. BrfgMile

    https://ljcialishe.com/ – does cialis lower blood pressure https://cialisvja.com/ – normal dose of cialis https://viagraonlinejc.com/ – buy viagra online canadian https://viagratx.com/ – is viagra government funded https://buycialisxz.com/ – what can i take to enhance cialis

    March 27, 2021 at 12:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Tamika Sherill

    Can I just say what a relief to discover an individual who genuinely knows what they are talking about online. You definitely realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people should look at this and understand this side of your story. I can't believe you're not more popular given that you certainly have the gift.


    March 28, 2021 at 02:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. play win casino cabo san lucas

    how to make money casino blackjack https://casinoxsgames.com/ msn games casino

    March 28, 2021 at 12:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Leigh Tanouye

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!


    March 29, 2021 at 05:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. harrah's casino new orleans

    firekeepers casino free play https://casinoxsbonus.com/ new york new york casino

    March 29, 2021 at 17:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. GrvCrulk

    https://kloviagrli.com/ – viagra sale https://vigedon.com/ – herb viagra green box https://llecialisjaw.com/ – cialis women https://jwcialislrt.com/ – cialis in canada https://jecialisbn.com/ – over the counter cialis

    March 30, 2021 at 10:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Janette Leaper

    Right here is the right webpage for everyone who hopes to find out about this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject that has been written about for a long time. Great stuff, just great!


    March 30, 2021 at 10:37 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Leave a Reply to Rv Wrap Shop Near Me


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

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.