Building Blitz for Senior Housing in Twin Cities
There is now a building blitz in senior housing in Minnesota.
More than 6,000 senior housing units are planned in the Twin Cities.
It's being called the "Silver Tsunami" with the state's 1.5 million baby boomers nearing or now into retirement.
Market Researcher Tom Melchior says most seniors want to stay in their own homes, but that will change as baby boomers grow older in the next decade.
"The availability of services to get a meal if they want to, to have housekeeping available to them, activities program transportation... those things are all very desirable to people as they get older," said Melchior.
One of the biggest construction projects for senior housing in the Twin Cities is called Folkestone Senior Living. It's expected to open this fall in Wayzata.