Life Reimagined in Tampa/St. Pete: An AARP Survey of Residents Age 50+

If given the choice to change one thing in their life, Tampa/St. Pete residents age 50 to 64 would change their health over work or relationships, according to this AARP survey. These residents most often would want to change their health to manage or prevent disease, or to have more energy.  Among those who would change their worklife, if given the chance, most would want to continue working, but either with a new job or career, or by starting a new business. Those who would like a change in relationships most often are looking for a new romantic partner or friends. 

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Key findings include:

  • Residents prioritize changing health and work over changes in relationships.

  • Nearly as many respondents would want to start a new business as would want to change their job.

  • Disease prevention and management is the top motivator for wanting a change in health.

  • A desire to find a new romantic partner or friends leads many to choose a change in relationships over changes in health or worklife.

This telephone survey of 800 Tampa and St. Pete residents age 50 to 64 was conducted between July 30th and August 16th, 2015. For more information, contact Kate Bridges, at

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