Frederick County Officials advised to focus efforts on aging population

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Frederick County’s elected officials for years have concentrated their efforts on building schools and educating the young.That soon may change.

The Frederick Board of County Commissioners was told Monday it should begin shifting attention to housing a growing population of senior citizens that is expected to outnumber school children by 2030.

The county’s Division of Planning predicts that in the next 25 years, Frederick County will have 94,793 residents older than 55. This means that senior housing will become vital in the coming decades. To support these aging residents, the county will need to build nearly 6,100 houses.

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