Pennsylvania's"superb"retirement living communities attract older residents

The state of Pennsylvania, like many other states across the country, is graying at a steady rate. Many baby boomers are choosing to stay in-state instead of moving out as they grow older and one of the major reasons appears to be due to the retirement living communities in the area.

In fact, one 2005 survey conducted by CNO Financial Group stated that Philadelphia's "superb" assisted and independent living facilities have made it ideal for many older adults, according to Bloomberg.

This seems to be the case for 59-year-old Dolores Pohl and her 66-year-old husband, Jim.

"I don't think I could ever leave Pennsylvania," she told the news source.

Pennsylvania's "We feel lucky to live in a state that provides good services for its older folks."

Pennsylvania has the third-highest percentage of adults over the age of 65 in the country, behind Florida and West Virginia.

Other states are experiencing significant growths of older populations as well. In Chicago alone, there are more than 2 million baby boomers turning 65 this year. By 2030, the number of seniors in the city will grow by 65 percent, according to Chicago Business.

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