Retirement: it’s supposed to mark some of the best years of your life—a time to relax,

do the things you’ve always wanted to do, take pride in a lifetime of accomplishments, and enjoy days and nights with loved ones and friends.

For many people on the East Coast, the quality of

New Jersey’s elder care makes the state the ideal place to live after they retire.

There have always been many reasons people of

all ages love about New Jersey—the relaxation and entertainment along the Atlantic shore,

the easy access to some of the world’s premier cities in the U.S. and Europe,

and even full service gas stations.

New Jersey, as a state, has always offered a high quality of life.

From golf courses to the coast to fishing excursions to world-class shopping,

the state truly offers something for everyone.

While these are all good reasons, retirees are discovering even more to love about New Jersey for people after they retire.

World-Class Health Care

Top of mind, of course, is the quality of elder care available in New Jersey.

This means access to specialty healthcare such as cardiology services, oncology treatment, and general practitioners.

New Jersey is home to several hospitals ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

A True Sense of Community 

There’s an exciting vitality in New Jersey that’s not easily found in other areas of the country. Young families live next to more mature families.

Elementary school students make their way to school in the morning next to college students.

Libraries bustle with activity. People value education and relish the opportunities they have to enjoy the great outdoors; a golf course is never more than a few minutes away.

New Jersey Elder Care

New Jersey is home to some of the most respected and innovative home health care service providers on the East Coast.

Senior home care agencies send licensed, screened aides into seniors’ homes, allowing older adults to live independently well into their retirement years—avoiding nursing homes.

These caring professionals perform services such as housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing and dressing assistance, medication reminders, shopping, running errands, assistance with walking, and providing friendly companionship.

Whether you or your loved ones need full time live-in home care or just need several hours per week, these trusted aides are available according to your schedule.

Top-of-the-line elder care is only one of the reasons why New Jersey is quickly becoming one of the hottest places in the country for retirees. The strong sense of community is another.

The Big Apple

And New York City isn’t much further away. That means retirees who choose to live in New Jersey can easily take in world-class theater, museums, shopping, and all of the major sports.

In fact, every day groups of retirees from New Jersey can be seen boarding buses and making their way to the Big Apple.

Later that day they make their way back to the Garden State, escaping the hustle and bustle of the country’s largest city and returning to the peace and tranquility of New Jersey.

These are just some of the perks of living in one of the hottest places for retirees.

More to Love, But You’ve Got to See it for Yourself

There’s a lot more to love about New Jersey when you retire.

The best way to discover it for yourself is to plan a trip to the state, visit some of the amazing restaurants, and talk to the people who live there.

Chances are many of them are recent retirees who chose to spend the best years of their lives in New Jersey.

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Tony is a retired steel worker who has spent his golden years in the great state of New Jersey and likes to blog in his spare time