How will your community ...

  • change to meet the needs of current residents as they age, and
  • attract new residents to move to your community?

Create Aging Friendly Communities
The average retirement age nationally is now 62 with a life expectancy of 78 years. Of the 99 Iowa counties, 88 are projected to have at least 20% of their population aged 65 and over by 2030.

The growing number of adults reaching traditional retirement age and beyond presents new challenges and opportunities for communities as well as the state as a whole.

As baby boomers turn 60, many ask “now what”? Retirees want fulfilling, challenging, and productive lives which reflect the domains of whole person wellness. Challenges to health and well-being are significant across these domains:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • spiritual
  • social
  • intellectual
  • occupational
  • financial well-being


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