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Best Cities for Successful Aging ranks 381 U.S. metros on how well
they serve the needs of the nation's largest-ever population of older adults.

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Mayor's Pledge

Has your Mayor signed the Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor's Pledge?


Older adults are an asset to our great nation. I congratulate the Milken Institute on its latest Best Cities for Successful Aging report that highlights the characteristics that make American cities livable for seniors—and for young people as well. While all of us can do more to enhance the lives of America's aging population, we're very proud of our success in Utah, connecting generations and building communities where people can live and age with dignity.

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Utah

Through my work protecting seniors, I know that it's critically important to provide the infrastructure, resources, and services that enable older adults to age in place and have the opportunity to be actively involved in their communities. The Milken Institute's Best Cities for Successful Aging report and Mayor's Pledge initiative shine a light on the vital role of our cities and civic leaders in addressing the needs of older adults across America.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Ranking Member, Special Committee on Aging

Older adults are an asset to our great nation. I congratulate the Milken Institute on its latest Best Cities for Successful Aging report that highlights the characteristics that make American cities livable for seniors—and for young people as well. While all of us can do more to enhance the lives of America's aging population, we're very proud of our success in Utah, connecting generations and building communities where people can live and age with dignity.

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Utah

Making a community that is a great place to age successfully depends on a strong network of governmental, nonprofit, and private service providers and policymakers. There is no silver bullet to creating this sense of community - all sectors must work together toward this goal and incorporate inclusive values into our decision making processes. People are healthier in lively, walkable, social communities and Iowa City takes great pride in our policies and programs that support this vibrancy. The qualities that make Iowa City a wonderful place in which to age successfully also create an outstanding home for persons and families of all ages.

Mayor James A. Throgmorton, Iowa City, Iowa

The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging's 'Best Cities for Successful Aging' report recognizes something all in Provo know. We live in a very special place. We value our health, economic vitality, housing infrastructure, and other amenities--but our sense of community makes Provo stand out. Provo cares. I'm proud that we've been recognized as a great place to age and very pleased to join the many other mayors across America who have signed the Center for the Future of Aging's 'Mayor's Pledge'.

Mayor John Curtis, Provo Utah

Cities have an essential role in creating a better quality of life for aging residents. As Mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, I saw first-hand how poor planning and neglect in our nation's cities can devastate aging lives. The Milken Mayor's Pledge and the Best Cities for Successful Aging Report call attention to both our current shortfalls and to the best practices of city leaders who are proving we can do much better.

Henry Cisneros