Alaska’s population is aging, but the state is not building senior housing to keep pace.
“Get ready for the silver tide,” Carol Gore of the Cook Inlet Housing Authority said during a noon presentation at the Capitol Building Wednesday. “And if I was going to articulate this more properly, I would call it a tsunami.”
Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation, Gore said. Seniors are living longer "which is good news for us," she said, and are choosing to remain in the state after retirement.