Aging

Minnesotans are living longer and that trend is expected to continue. According to Minnesota State Demographic Center projections, the number of adults 65 years and older is anticipated to double between 2010 and 2030. That means 1 in 5 Minnesotans will be an older adult.

MPR News is looking at this shift and what it means to all of us.

Related: End in Mind delves into how our culture engages with loss, dying and death and offers resources to live more and fear less.

A Red Wing nursing home currently under state control will close because of financial and structural deficiencies. The state will relocate 50 residents of Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Like to bike? Your knees will thank you and you may live longer, too
New research shows lifelong bikers have healthier knees, less pain and a longer lifespan, compared to people who've never biked. This adds to the evidence that cycling promotes healthy aging.
Home prices, caregiving demands drive influx of intergenerational living
Several forces combined over the past half century to reinvigorate the idea that multiple generations living together is a financially smart and emotionally rewarding choice.
The U.S. prison population is rapidly graying. Prisons aren't built for what's coming
By one measure, about a third of all prisoners will be considered geriatric by 2030. Prison systems are grappling with how to care for their elderly prisoners — and how to pay for it.
More Minnesotans are aging alone. Here’s how we can address their biggest challenges
Retirees make up a significant portion of Minnesota’s population, and yet many are finding themselves without support as they enter their later years. Add in the fact that one in six Baby Boomers never had kids, and that leaves many without support as they age.
Tackling the nursing home staffing crisis  
Workers at some Minnesota nursing homes have planned a one-day strike next Tuesday. MPR News host Angela Davis talks about what it’s like to work in long-term care and why so many nursing homes can’t find enough employees.
When is forgetting normal — and when is it worrisome? A neuroscientist weighs in
Charan Ranganath recently wrote an op-ed about President Biden's memory gaffes. He says forgetting is a normal part of aging. His new book is “Why We Remember.“
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