Senior citizens make up a large and rapidly growing segment of Vermont’s population. Combine that with the state’s tight housing market and mostly rural character, and housing for seniors can be a particular challenge here. We’re looking at senior housing in Vermont – the challenges and strategies – especially with the state’s focus on getting seniors the support they need to stay at home as they get older.
We’re joined by Erhart Mahnke, coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, and by Miranda Lescaze, a developer for Cathedral Square, a non-profit that develops and operates housing communities for seniors. We’ll also talk to Kirby Dunn, executive director of HomeShare Vermont.