Augusta 1 of 12 great cities to retire in good health, says Kiplinger’s

12 Great Places to Retire for Good Health

kpf_aug_2016_bigThe most important component of a happy retirement? It’s not financial security (although that’s nice to have) or proximity to family and friends. It’s good health, says Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in the August 2016 issue.

Kiplinger’s editors chose Augusta, Ga., as No. 5 in the magazine’s 12 picks for Great Places to Retire for Good Health this year. The list published in July on the website.

What’s so good for your health in Augusta? The state-of-the-art Augusta University Medical Center, says Kiplinger’s.

Recognized by AARP as an age-friendly city, Augusta is revitalizing its downtown area to add housing, public transportation and sidewalks, making it more attractive to seniors and empty-nesters, says Mayor Hardie Davis. The city is also home to Augusta University Health, a health care network that includes the 478-bed Augusta University Medical Center. The network offers a long list of specialists, including doctors who focus on oncology, geriatrics and senior health.

The 12 cities that made Kiplinger’s list, include some choice neighborhoods that provide opportunities to get fit, eat well, enrich your brain and sometimes simply kick back, according to the article. also published the 12 Great Places to Retire for Good Health.

Kiplinger: 12 Great Places to Retire in Good Health
August 2016 issue

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