Best & Worst States for Older Adults’ Well-Being

December 10, 2016 1:45 pm  |  Comments: 0  | Views: 13932
    

A new poll shows how older Americans fare in terms of their well-being in all 50 states.

According to the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, older adults living in Hawaii have the best well-being, with an average score of 67 out of 100 on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index in 2015.

Gallup-Healthways calculated this well-being score based on participants’ answers to questions about different aspects of well-being, including how they rated their sense of purpose, social relationships, financial lives, community involvement and physical health.

Overall, older Americans have significantly higher well-being and thrive at significantly higher rates across all five elements of well-being as compared to their younger counterparts.

Here are the top 20 best states for residents ages 55 and older, ranked according to each state’s well-being score. The rankings of all 50 states are listed at the end of the slideshow. 

The 20 Best States for Older Americans >>  

Sources: Live Science

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