What a migration. In just five years in the late 70s, half a million people over age 55 moved to Florida. Filmmaker Sari Gilman spent a decade profiling five people who lived in the same Florida condo complex her grandmother had lived in, and “she packs a lot of questions and dilemmas into a half-hour film.”

In New York in the 1970s, retirees were finding that “life wasn’t so beautiful and the winters were cold,” says an elderly voice in the opening minutes of “Kings Point,” a new documentary. “They ran away. They ran to Florida.”

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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for "Best Topical Reporting" from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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