Members of the Aberdeen Breakfast Club celebrate Fat Tuesday during their recent Mardi Gras party. Aberdeen offers several retiree-friendly activities, highlighted in the current issue of Where to Retire magazine.

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen’s attributes for retirees is included in the March/April issue of Where to Retire magazine, a publication giving retirees wishing to relocate resources of their options.

“We’re excited to be selected to represent Mississippi in the series featuring different states with retiree attraction programs. We couldn’t ask for better timing with our spring Pilgrimage coming up in April. It’s a perfect time to visit and see what Aberdeen has to offer,” said Aberdeen Visitors Bureau Director Tina Robbins.

Aberdeen is one of 13 certified Hometown Mississippi Retirement program towns.

“The state has beautiful lakes and beaches, plenty of outdoor sports and lush scenery. I interviewed a couple from one of the 13 cities, Aberdeen, 40 miles south of Tupelo,” said the magazine’s editor Annette Fuller in a press release. “They highlighted the state’s low cost of living, friendly residents and Aberdeen’s marina on the Tombigbee River. ‘Coming to this area was like coming home,’ one retiree said.”

Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate, according to the press release. They bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.

Robbins said the magazine profile is a great marketing tool for Aberdeen to use in relocation packets as well as trade shows and welcome center exhibits.

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