Best Cities For Successful Aging; The Milken Institute
Avoiding the question of what exactly is “successful aging,” we go straight to the results: Number one: Provo, Utah; 2. Madison, Wisconsin, 3. Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska 4. Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and 5. New York City. And so it goes, with the winners flopping from the middle of nowhere to the center of the universe. Find the complete list here. The Milken Institute reports that its calculations for identifying the “Best Cities for Successful Aging” considered such things as health care, wellness, living arrangements, transportation/convenience, financial well-being, employment/education, and community engagement, all a divided into 78 subindicators (find the complete methodology here). The list is kindly split for two groups of readers: those between the ages of 65 and 79, and those over 80.