"A tremendous effort and a valuable contribution to the work of creating age-friendly communities for all ages."
Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president, AARP
"This index will open the eyes of community leaders across the nation."
Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio, Texas
"The findings are quite provocative, and should ignite both dialogue and action."
Freda Lewis-Hall, chief medical officer and executive vice president, Pfizer Inc.
"If Milken's aging index is the opening salvo in setting up America's own competition for the best U.S. cities for aging Americans, history will place it as one of those groundbreaking markers that changed how the country and perhaps even the rest of the world begins to look at the senior population.”
Michael Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging
"An enormous and impressive project, and the findings are fascinating."
Laura Carstensen, professor of psychology, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. professor in public policy at Stanford University and founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity
"The Milken Institute findings should spur communities to compete, in order to get higher in the rankings of Best Cities for Successful Aging."
Marc Freedman, CEO and founder of Civic Ventures
"This report represents a critical component of the policy and advocacy strategy that needs to be undertaken to insure that seniors Nation-wide have access to all of the fundamental services that they require. It also sets the stage for future efforts to allow personalization of senior services according to individual needs. The Milken Institute should be commended for its commitment to the concept of successful aging."
Pinchas Cohen, Dean of the University of Southern California Davis School