The “Silver Tsunami” Reaches the Twin Cities


That’s the phrase coined for the increasing growth of the senior population, and in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, there are approximately 1.5 million of people moving into retirement. To help accommodate these seniors — many of whom are planning for an easier lifestyle or one in which help and assistance will be available as needed — over 6,000 senior housing units are in the planning stages.

There are several types of Minneapolis-based senior housing construction in the works including Alzheimer’s care facilities, independent living homes, and assisted living communities, among others, according to a StarTribune article.

This surge of seniors is on par with national projections from the US Census Bureau, which predict that people 65 and older will comprise 20 percent of the total population by 2050.

With more demand and seniors more active and living longer than ever before, it’s a safe bet that senior housing providers will begin offering a wide variety of options, perks, and other stand-out features to attract the booming population of elders. That’s why it’s smart to do your research so you can find the most appropriate senior care options for you or your loved one.

SeniorLiving.Net is a free service for families to use that are looking for senior care or senior living for a loved one. Call (866) 342-4297 to speak to your local Care Advisor about senior care providers in your local area.