Housing: Life Begins at 50

In Sun City, Ariz., last week, the clear desert air rang with a mighty chorus of activity. Through its palm-lined streets wafted the strains of Stephen Foster melodies as the cast of the Sun City Minstrel Show rehearsed for its big night. Golfers played on a golf course that meanders through the community, and lawn bowlers practiced body English on the bowling green. The shuffleboard courts were jammed, and so was the community-center swimming pool. Ranged in some 40 different clubs, Sun City residents busily kept their hand in at everything from chess to stone cutting. And—for those who had...

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