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From Sanatoriums to Sun City
The founding of Sun City, Arizona in 1960 created the ideal of “active retirement living”. Join historian Paul V. Dutton for a presentation and Q&A about the underlying forces and events that made Sun City possible.
The founding of Sun City, Arizona in 1960 created the ideal of “active retirement living” and popularized age-restricted retirement communities. Its planning innovations have been replicated thousands of times in dozens of countries around the world. Sun City represents a pivotal moment in the transformation of how we define health, aging, and death. Why did the sun-city phenomenon originate in Arizona? Who were the first people to live there? And how did the residents of Sun City get alongView more
2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001