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Jackson makes list for Best Cities for Successful Aging

Source: Milken Institute Source: Milken Institute
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Milken Institute released its list of Best Cities for Successful Aging.

Top 10 large metros:

1. Madison, WI
2. Omaha - Council Bluffs, NE - IA
3. Provo - Orem, UT
4. Boston - Cambridge - Newton, MA - NH
5. Salt Lake City, UT
6. Jackson, MS
7. Des Moines - West Des Moines, IA
8. Toledo, OH
9. Austin - Round Rock, TX
10. Bridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk, CT

Top 10 small metros:

1. Iowa City, IA
2. Sioux Falls, SD
3. Columbia, MO
4. Bismarck, ND
5. Rapid City, SD
6. Ames, IA
7. Rochester, MN
8. Ann Arbor, MI
9. Cheyenne, WY
10. Fargo, ND - MN

According to the Milken Institute, the Best Cities for Successful Aging index examines 84 separate factors that most affect the quality of life for older adults. 

These include not only health and wellness, crime rates and weather, but also economic and job conditions, housing, transportation, and social engagement factors that help create safe, affordable and connected communities. 

It also recognizes the new economic and social reality that, especially for the 65-79 age group, many need and want to continue paid employment.

The index includes two sets of overall rankings: one for the 100 most populous metropolitan areas and another for the next 252 metros in size. The index also breaks down results for the 65-79 age group and for those 80 and older, recognizing that the needs and aspirations of adults change as they age.

To read “Best Cities for Successful Aging” and explore the interactive data site, go to successfulaging.milkeninstitute.org 

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