Contrary to popular perceptions, Arizona has a “young” population … average age in 2017 was 37.7declining to 37.4 in 2019 … younger than all but 17 states.

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.

Top 10 Seniors Communities
by Number of Homes


Sun City (27,490)
Sun City West (16,900)
Sun City Grand (9802)
Sun City Festival (7200)
Sun Lakes (6688)
Pebble Creek (6200)
Westbrook Village (3910)
Verrado Victory (3500)
Trilogy at Vistancia (3300)
Sunland Springs (2890)
Other Seniors Information Resources

The original Sun City Website

Caregiver Compensation
Consumer Reports

Scottsdale Assisted Living

Paying for Senior Care

Seniors Resource Directory

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 …. $1,782 per year. 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
https://www.medicareplans.com/arizona/

Another source of good, free information is the medicare website
… https://www.medicare.gov/

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.

 

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