Teodora Spanjers, 80, poses with Ginny Bravos, 86, in a swimming pool locker room in Sun City, Arizona.
Lucy Nicholson: “I went to Sun City, Arizona to tell the story of the first wave of retirees from America's post-war baby boom. I wasn't sure what to expect in a town of only old people, but ended up being inspired by the residents' vitality and joie de vivre.
Sun City was built in 1959 by entrepreneur Del Webb as America's first active retirement community for the over-55s. Del Webb predicted that retirees would flock to a community where they were given more than just a house with a rocking chair in which to sit and wait to die.
Today's residents keep their minds and bodies active by socialising at over 120 clubs with activities such as square dancing, ceramics, roller-skating, computers, cheerleading, racquetball and yoga.
There are 38,500 residents in the community with an average age of 72.4 years. One hundred of the residents of Sun City are over the age of 100, more than any other place in the world. Another 2,350 residents are over the age of 85.”
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