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Chicago is located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, and is the third most populous city in the United States.

  1. Healthcare facilities: Chicago is home to world-class medical centers and hospitals, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. These institutions provide access to quality healthcare services and specialized treatments.

  2. Cultural attractions: Chicago is known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, with numerous museums, theaters, art galleries, and music venues. The city offers a rich variety of cultural activities, including symphonies, operas, and festivals, which can provide enriching experiences for older adults.

  3. Programs and Services: Chicago has a range of programs and services specifically designed for older adults. One example is the Chicago Area Agency on Aging, which serves as the Area Agency on Aging for the city of Chicago. In that capacity, they administer a variety of programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are homebound. A number of Age-Friendly Initiatives have been launched including: Age-Friendly Businesses; Age-Friendly Caregiver Support and the Age-Friendly Village Interdependent Collaboratives. The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services links Chicago residents age 60 and older to more than 70 city, state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled. The Chicago Department of Senior Services offers a variety of programs to help families with caregiving assistance for their older loved ones.

  4. Public transportation: Chicago has an extensive public transportation system, including buses and an iconic elevated train system known as the "L." This can make it easier for older adults to navigate the city and access various neighborhoods and amenities.

  5. Walkability: Many neighborhoods in Chicago are highly walkable, with tree-lined streets, parks, and shopping districts within walking distance. This can be advantageous for older adults who prefer to get around on foot.

  6. Cost of living: The cost of living in Chicago can vary depending on the neighborhood and proximity to downtown. While some areas may be more expensive, there are also affordable options available. It's important to consider housing costs, taxes, and other expenses in relation to personal financial circumstances.

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Lot of seniors live my building
Live next to a senior living facility

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Chicago has plenty of elderly programs, like rides for seniors and services like well being checks.

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Because of the respect some of the neighbors carry.

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Many stores and restaurants around with easy access to transportation especially for the seniors living around

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There are various people of age groups. I live by the university of Chicago. Also there are seniors that live close by as well.

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