Charlottesville is a wonderful place to retire! There is so much to do and we have so many opportunities to get involved in our community. Here is an article from today’s Daily Progress that lists some of the many advantages that we enjoy.
Area offers much to seniors; seniors give back
By Peter M. Thompson
Published: February 14, 2010
I’m often asked why so many people choose to stay in Charlottesville or relocate here after careers wind down and children are launched. The better question is: “Why not?” We are a great community, so why wouldn’t a person at 55 or 75 or 95 enjoy living here?
Indeed, the greater Charlottesville area is often cited as a world-class community. From Charlottesville’s recognition in 2004 as America’s best city in which to live, to the University of Virginia’s consistent ranking as one of the nation’s best public universities, to the John Paul Jones Arena’s award as the nation’s best new concert venue, we take pride in being the best.
And we have resources that are particularly inviting for people in the second half of life. The Jefferson Area Board for Aging is one of America’s most respected and recognized agencies of its kind. The UVa Health System and Martha Jefferson Hospital consistently rank among the best in their fields. The Senior Center, celebrating its 50th year serving our community, is the reigning Pinnacle of Excellence Award winner as America’s premier community center addressing all aspects of senior wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, vocational and spiritual.
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