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From Sanatoriums to Sun City

Presented by Arizona Historical Society at The Pioneer Museum, Flagstaff AZ

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Mar 10 2021
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 along

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2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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