Aging Southeast: Are we keeping up with our ‘Silver Tsunami?’

Southeast Alaska’s 65-and-over population is growing faster than other regions in the state. That has implications for housing, medical care and the economy. Aging Southeast, a CoastAlaska News series, talks with seniors, their families and service-providers about the issues they face.

The number of Southeast Alaskans age 65-80 grew
34 percent
from 2010-2014. Further increases are expected.
The state’s senior property tax exemption cost Southeast governments more than
$5 million
in the 2015 budget year.
Read
the Alaska Commission on Aging’s plan for senior services.