Is Minnesota Ready for Its Retirement Boom?

Minnesota has a great national reputation for its senior housing and services, but an overwhelming number of retirees are coming into the pipeline.

AARP ranks Minnesota as the best place to retire in the country.  It has superior housing and services for older people.  But the sheer numbers of people reaching retirement age have state officials worrying about how the escalating needs of the future will be met.

The Metropolitan Council estimates that starting in 2020 and lasting through 2030, for every one person of “working age” added to the Twin Cities metro area population, there will be 21 people added over the age of 65.

Pioneer Press reporter Tad Vezner takes a comprehensive look at the rapid aging of Minnesota and its far-reaching implications.