What Are the Top 10 Safest Cities in America for Senior Citizens?


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Some of the larger metro areas that are safe and considered appropriate for senior citizens include Provo-Orem, Utah and Madison, Wisconsin. If looking for a smaller city, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Iowa City, Iowa are two of the best options available for seniors.

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What Are the Top 10 Safest Cities in America for Senior Citizens?
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There are certain criteria that need to be met in order for a city to be considered safe and sound for the elderly. Health and community engagement are two of the more important areas to address before selecting a city. Health includes such statistics as physician-to-senior ratio, hospitals per capita, disease rates and the availability of senior care facilities. Opportunity for community engagement and availability of social activities for seniors is significant for mental health, making it a good indicator of how many senior citizens live in the area.

Other areas of interest to consider include the a warm and sunny climate, availability of public transportation and crime rates. If a city ranks favorably in all of these areas, it can generally be considered a safe place for senior citizens to live.

Other large metro areas on the "best of list" include Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska/Iowa and Boston-Cambridge, Massachusetts. The list of best smaller cities also includes Columbia, Missouri and Rochester, Minnesota.

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