24/7 Wall St. analysts Thomas C. Frohlich, Evan Comen and Sam Stebbins rank the best through the worst states for getting old.
The context is this: more people are getting old at a faster rate than ever, and social, economic, and cultural difference in the respective geographical areas make some places better for older people than other places. And worse. Hawaii, Wyoming, and New Hampshire are the best, for instance. They write:
Americans of all ages face everyday economic, social, or medical challenges. However, low incomes, poverty, violent crime, medical expenses, and other such difficulties disproportionately hurt older people. Most older Americans will require some level of support sooner or later, and many elderly individuals need long-term care and support services. The experience of growing old can also differ substantially between states.