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City Hot Spots for Retirees
When thinking of top cities for senior citizens to live, destinations like Key West and Phoenix may come to mind more frequently than Kansas City and St. Louis. But, according to Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement, both rank in the top 15, along with other cities such as Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee.
Based on categories such as health care, economy, social, environment, spiritual life, housing, transportation, and crime, Bankers came out with a list of the top 50 cities for seniors in 2011. Kansas City ranked in the top 10 at number nine, and St. Louis came in at number 14.
Seniors today are living longer, managing more chronic conditions, trying to live economically, and staying active in their communities. The study was done to find the best cities for them to do so in, not to find the top retirement communities.
“We weren’t interested in another study on where to enjoy your retirement, but instead to find the cities that did the best job in providing the services and support that seniors need,” says Scott Perry, president of Bankers Life and Casualty Company. “The top ranked cities aren’t what come to mind when you think about where to spend your golden years, but they scored high in the criteria most important to the 65 and up bracket.”