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Jimaz
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could this be the harbinger of a new growth industry here?

From DetNews.com: Elderly retirees flee the South
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Older people who headed for the sun in their 60s are returning north to be with family.

For the first time since the Depression, more Americans 75 and older have been leaving the South than moving there, according to a New York Times analysis of Census Bureau data....

A stream of elderly transplants leaving Florida was detected by sociologists two decades ago,...

Perhaps the brass ring seems tarnished when contrasted against family ties.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, I do remember a few years ago when Livonia was determined to be one of the best for retirees to live in...
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Jimaz
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 9:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, well, maybe Michigan could benefit from inviting even more retirees back home to their roots. Retirees don't need the jobs that have been/are being lost here. They have pension dollars to spend. Welcoming them home can't hurt and could help!

Every bit counts. :-)
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Rickinatlanta
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's amazing what a hurricane can do to your way of thinking.
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Mikeg
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My parents retired in 1985 and moved away from Michigan. For twenty years they split their time between places in NC and FL. In 2005 they sold their FL property and now spend all year at their place in western NC. Since 1985, their area of NC has doubled its population, many of the new arrivals being those "half-backs" mentioned in the article.
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Gistok
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 1:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Retirees moving away (to sunny climates) from their children and grandchildren seems to be an American phenomenom (and maybe Canadian too).

In Europe such things are just not done!

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