Jane Freeman, 90, is a resident in Heritage Palmeras, a luxurious apartment complex for the older residents in Sun City, Arizona August 2010. Mrss Freeman has lived in Sun City for 40 years. Her complex provides meals in a fancy dining area with waiters, housekeeping twice a week, an arts and crafts facility, a computer lab, a happy hour every Friday, as well as a gym, that she uses three times a week.
Mrs. Freeman has been instrumental in recording the history of Sun City. She saved hundreds of photos from being thrown away and cowrote Jubilee at the 25th Anniversary of Sun City in 1985.
2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the United States’ first planned retirement city. When Del Webb created Sun City and it opened in 1960, it was a revolutionary idea for retirees to move away from home and to live extremely active and social lifestyles.