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By Melissa Howtopat

Support our seniors


To the Editor:

This letter is meant to support Jessica Bieker's concern for the lack of senior housing in Goldendale. This concern is valid and should be paid attention to as the senior population is expected to grow exponentially in the near future.

By the year 2035, there will be 11.5 million Americans over the age of 85, who will live longer than ever before. They are the nation's fastest growing demographic age group. I do not know what the projected statistics are for Goldendale, but I am sure that they will align with the rest of the country.

With this in mind, we (community members) should be preparing for this by making sure we have housing in place. Most people want to age at hom...

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