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Age and agility in Sun City


Sun City, Arizona

By Lucy Nicholson

During the post Second World War baby boom 76 million Americans were born between 1946 and 1964. The first of them turned 65 in 2011, and as the baby boomers begin to retire, I decided to visit the original American purpose-built retirement community: Sun City, Arizona.


An 80-year-old and a 20-year-old were getting married in Sun City. A local newspaper reporter came to cover the wedding. The first question the reporter asked was: “Don’t you think the sex will lead to premature death?”

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      "I'm based in Los Angeles, and cover news, sport, & feature assignments. I was born in London, and was previously based in Northern Ireland, Chile, and Mexico City. You can view my portfolio at, and my blog at My multimedia video 'Homegirl cafe' was a 2011 Webby Awards honoree for Documentary: Individual Episode Twitter: lucy_nicholson"
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