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Old 08-04-2017, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Best Cities for Successful Aging


This is something I had never heard of, but it was alluded to in another thread so I googled it. There are various things you can click on, such as top 10 large cities and top 10 small cities. There is also an "overview" of their criteria and a more detailed explanation of their methodology.


Although I didn't spend a lot of time on the website, it did seem to me that it was rationally based about as much as these sorts of lists can be. Among the top 10 large cities are two which are horrendously expensive - Boston and San Francisco. But I suppose the chances for "successful aging" are good there if one can afford to live there.
Boy, I was going to say that about SF.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:48 AM
 
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I am trying to wrap my head around the term "successful aging." What does that even mean? If you age unsuccessfully does that mean you've failed to age so you're dead?

I don't believe I would want to live in any of the cities mentioned even if I could afford to.
That's what I was thinking too. The title alone is nothing more than political correctness on steroids. Successful aging? Bwahahahahahahah
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I am trying to wrap my head around the term "successful aging." What does that even mean? If you age unsuccessfully does that mean you've failed to age so you're dead?

I don't believe I would want to live in any of the cities mentioned even if I could afford to.
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That's what I was thinking too. The title alone is nothing more than political correctness on steroids. Successful aging? Bwahahahahahahah

I have not spent enough time on the Miliken Institute website to be able to defend it or know exactly what they have in mind with the phrase "successful aging".


But to me, common sense would indicate that successful aging means doing well, having a good life, remaining vibrant and interesting, and deriving enjoyment and gratification from one's activities. The opposite would be vegetating, becoming a couch potato, finding mindless things to just make the time go by.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The thing about these lists is that only a very small fraction will be able to receive the best care and services that are available in SF or Boston because most can't afford it.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:18 PM
 
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Successful aging starts when you are born. We age all of our lives one day at a time. We don't all of a sudden begin to age at 65 successfully or not.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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The thing about these lists is that only a very small fraction will be able to receive the best care and services that are available in SF or Boston because most can't afford it.
Completely agree and I think that could be said about any city or town, money will give you more access and experience life differently than those without it
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Successful aging starts when you are born. We age all of our lives one day at a time. We don't all of a sudden begin to age at 65 successfully or not.
Excellent point. Very well said.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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I am trying to wrap my head around the term "successful aging." What does that even mean? If you age unsuccessfully does that mean you've failed to age so you're dead?

I don't believe I would want to live in any of the cities mentioned even if I could afford to.
It means you are Benjamin Button!
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