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Where Should You Retire?

A recent study showed a state-by-state analysis of the best locations for adults 65 and older to settle down.

The healthiest state for seniors was Minnesota followed by Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Iowa.

At the bottom of the list as the unhealthiest state was Mississippi with Oklahoma, Louisiana, West Virginia and Arkansas also at the bottom of the rankings.

What factors contributed to a state’s healthiness for retirees?

The researchers scored 34 measures of senior health; among them:

  • Individual behaviors (smoking, alcohol)
  • Environment (poverty, community programs)
  • Public Policy (available geriatricians, clinical care)

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