Depending on where you choose to retire, you might have an easy time of it — or find that you've chosen the wrong place in which to grow old.

To make your (future) life easier, you might want to have a look at senior care resource's evaluations of the best and worst states in which to grow old. evaluated all 50 states specifically with an eye toward the factors that make a state a healthy, affordable environment for the elderly.

Even if you're reluctant to think of yourself as becoming elderly, there's no denying that some places offer more options as you age than others. And among the factors examined are affordability, quality health care access, long-term care options, senior care services, and overall quality of life.

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