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There are few special develop-
ments for retirees. Instead, retired
people become part of a neighborhood
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wide. There are property taxes and a
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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard — at least
an hour away by car. An annual retiree
day offers chances for medical screen-
ings, ID card renewal, and other sup-
port. The commissary and exchange
both are small. Medical care for re-
tirees is limited so retirees generally
must rely on TRICARE. However,
Flume Gorge at Franconia Notch
State Park is just one reason to
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most towns in the area have medical
Exclusively for retired or honorably discharged
clinics and larger cities are known to
military officers and surviving spouses of
have good hospitals.
ALL branches of the service
The nearest commercial airports
are located in Manchester, N.H.,
Featuring on-site extended health care
and Portland, Maine.
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Colorado Springs, Colo., rests above
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6,000 feet in the Rockies. The area
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ting. There are many public lands in
the region with nearly endless oppor-
tunities for outdoor recreation. Ski re-
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