(USA Today) Life’s good for older Americans, poll finds

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Fort Mill, South Carolina--The bocce ball court is busy. The swimming pool is crowded. Golf carts whiz down well-manicured trails. Couples walk briskly through sprawling neighborhoods of charming one-story houses.

"I'm very happy that we're here," says Dorothy "Dottie" Serran, 69, of the Carolina Lakes Sun City community she and husband Ralph, 70, moved to after retirement. "It's very nice. … You can do as much as you want or as little as you want."

Life is good for most of the nation's seniors, according to a recent poll of 2,250 older adults. Whether they move to "active adult" communities such as Sun City or grow old in the homes where they raised their children, they say they are pretty darn content.

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