In Arizona was built the first age-restricted community in the USA – Youngtown … incorporated as a municipality in 1960. On a much larger scale and attracting the attention of the nation, Sun City by Del Webb started soon thereafter directly adjacent to Youngtown. No doubt these “firsts” are the source of the lingering misconception.
Arizona is an increasingly popular relocation destination for retirees … and why not? Mild climate! Zero natural disasters! Low cost of housing and living! Plus … no hurricanes, high humidity, bugs or alligators as in Florida.
But even more younger people are relocating to Arizona, so the median age is actually declining.
Plus, as for all of the many retirement communities in the metro-Phoenix area, Sun City residents view their community as “Fun City” … and they all have websites to keep everyone aware of the many ongoing fun activities.
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Medicare is an important, universal issue for seniors. As seniors are well aware, contrary to common misconception, medicare is NOT free. The 2021 monthly insurance policy cost for most seniors is $148.50. And medicare is NOT the same care for all seniors. As an alternative to mediare itself, there are a multitude of “medicare advantage” plans to choose from … and evaluating the choices is NOT a simple process.
Here is a source of very good, free guidance and advice
Another source of good, free information is the medicare website
For those comfortable using website functions, you can establish an account here and get VERY specific info for your exact situation including exactly where you live, the specific prescriptions you take, the pharmacies near you, etc., as well as the alternative insurance plans available to you.