1. What Del Webb doesn't admit to is the sudden and significant demographic shift it's developments impose on local areas. The appeal to "active adults 55+" ignores the fact that these new residents will, increasingly, require a wide array of medical and non-medical services over time — services which Del Webb never attempts to provide internally. Few communities are adequately prepared to accommodate the magnitude of long-term supports and community-based services needed by Del Webb residents. Only the most far-sighted communities adequately plan and adapt to such a major population shift. Del Webb communities are very nice — don't get me wrong. What they provide is great. It's what they don't provide that's the problem.

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