Arizona community an example for rest of world

An Arizona retirement living community has been a pioneer in the business for more than 50 years and, according to The Arizona Republic, is showing no signs of stopping.

Sun City has been inspiring similar establishments across the globe and its unique selling point is that it offers an active option for retirement living.

Arizona community an example for rest of world According to the news source, developers from all over the world come to Arizona to take notes on the community and bring the concept overseas. Dutch designer Alex Sievers is among those looking to imitate Sun City's success.

"What we wanted to do, as in Sun City, is have more vitality, more activity, more than what we are used to in our country," Sievers told the news source. "Our country is aging heavily. And senior residents want to be respected as persons who can be part of society, can be worthwhile in society."

The Netherlands is certainly not the only place that will experience a growth in retirement age individuals in the near future. CBS News reports that by 2030, an estimated 69 million Americans will be over the age of 65 - making up 20 percent of the population.

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