Retirees flock to college towns

Aging adults move to college towns for retirementAs of late, seniors have been finding themselves moving to college towns, which provide a number of benefits for the aging adult, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

These college towns are frequently isolated, which can be appealing to those who are looking for an alternate place to live but do not want to be in the big city. Also, these places have qualities that appeal to students and seniors - cheap and diverse food, decently-priced living facilities, and cutting-edge healthcare, as many of these schools have teaching hospitals, according to the media outlet.

"Baby boomers are looking for ways to remain engaged in their community," Suzanne Kunkel, director of the Scripps Gerontology Center, told the news source. "Long gone are the days when bingo was the ultimate activity for retired people."

According to AARP, baby boomers have also been signing up for classes and getting degrees in fields that are completely different from their previous ones. Many want to learn more in their golden years and continue their active lifestyle. Also, due to the economy in the past couple years, boomers have sought out additional degrees so that they can standout in the job market.