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.
Sources: Live Science