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The Top 10 States for Aging, Mapped

High-quality senior living communities and a healthy senior population have made Colorado, Maine, and Hawaii the best states in the U.S. for growing old, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

To come up with its rankings, U.S. News examined the 50 states across 12 metrics using data from sources such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The factors included life expectancy, quality of Medicare programs, cost of care, population health, and home quality.

Along with other Western states, Colorado has shown significant growth in Home Equity Conversion Mortgage endorsements in recent years, with a 69% year-over-year jump through April of this year.

The top 10 best states for aging are:

1. Colorado

2. Maine

3. Hawaii

4. Iowa

5. South Dakota

6. Wisconsin

7. Minnesota

8. Vermont

9. New Hampshire

10. Florida

Click on the map below to take a virtual tour of the top 10 best states to age:

Written by Tim Regan