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Survey Says: The Most Age-Friendly States

Based on 80,000+ user-submitted star ratings, here is a ranking of top states for age-friendly living.  How does your state rank? Add your own star rating and comments on your community.

TRAVEL

Do’s and Don’ts of Pet-Friendly Travel

More older adults are traveling with their pets, and it’s easy to understand why. A beloved pet can help reduce travel stress and provide companionship during long trips. For adults who travel with service animals or emotional support dogs, knowing how to plan a pet-friendly vacation can make the experience enjoyable and safe for everyone

AGE FRIENDLY CARE

How to Choose a Doctor You Can Talk To

Taking an active role in your health care puts the responsibility for good communication on both you and your doctor. This means asking questions if the doctor's explanations or instructions are unclear, bringing up problems even if the doctor doesn't ask, and letting the doctor know if you have concerns about a particular treatment or change in your daily life

AGE FRIENDLY CARE

What Is Home Care?

Home care can mean different things, and can be called by different names.  In-home care solutions vary by 1) type of care, 2) who provides it, and 3) who pays for it.  Typically, "Home Health Services" are publicly paid for, while "In-Home Care" refers to services that are privately-funded.

TRAVEL

Travel Tips for Planning the Perfect Vacation Cruise

Vacation cruises are a popular vacation choice for many older adults, and it’s easy to see why: Cruises make it easy to get away on a luxurious cruise ship vacation that includes world-class entertainment, spas, 24/7 dining, shopping, and excursions in one travel package. Vacation cruises take the work out of relaxing and unwinding because everything you need is provided. They’re easy to navigate, even for older adults with accessibility requirements.

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SOCIAL SECURITY

Many Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security

A survey of AgeFriendly.org visitors reveals a valuable ‘pay it forward’ message from today’s – to tomorrow’s – retirees: delay taking social security if you can. 

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JOBS

Would You Get Paid To Do Nothing for The Rest of Your Life?

It seems too good to be true—a job in Sweden that would pay you a generous salary to punch a clock twice-a-day and do whatever you want in-between. But would it be good for you?

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LIVING

Research Reveals 1 out of 3 Retirees Would Live Elsewhere

A surprisingly high percentage of retirees say they’d pick a different spot in which to spend their later years.  In a survey of people in their 70’s, 31% say “no” when asked “if you had to do it all over again, based on what you know now, would you choose where you are currently residing again?”.

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BEST PLACES TO RETIRE

The Best Age Friendly Places To Retire

So much of your experience in retirement will revolve around where you live—why not base that decision on first-hand experience, data, and a methodology for highlighting the best spots?

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LIVING

Is It OK To Say "OK, Boomer?"

It sounds like a cheeky way to blow off the opinion of someone older than you—but does this phrase cross the line when it comes to snark?

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