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May 21, 2018

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2018

“The 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report provides the latest check-up on the health and well-being of our nation’s seniors. Using 34 measures of senior health, the report highlights successes and challenges this population faces on a national and state-by-state basis. This year’s report highlights two supplemental measures — the suicide rate among seniors as well as a new measure to identify locations where seniors are at higher risk of social isolation.”

Washington state placed #21 in the Risk of Social Isolation Ranking for the period of 2012-2016.

Washington state ranked #16 in the list of healthiest states for U.S. seniors, a decline of seven places since its #9 ranking in 2017.