February 12, 2015

A Connecticut Region Ranked Among Top Ten in Country for Successful Aging


The nonprofit Milken Institute ranked the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area as the nation’s 10th best large metropolitan region for successful aging. The Institute’s “Best Cities for Successful Aging” advisory committee separately ranked the nation’s large and small metropolitan areas based on eight criteria, which include access to health care and educational opportunities.

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk got high marks for elderly employment, low poverty, and availability of both quality nursing homes and community colleges. The report noted some negatives, though, including the region’s high tax burden and steep housing and rental prices.

The report ranked Madison, WI, as the nation’s number one large metropolitan region for successful aging, Boston-Cambridge-Newton number four, and Springfield number 18. Iowa City, IA ranked number one among the small metropolitan region. The full report and ranking can be viewed here