Wyoming Housing Network Seeks Senior Input to Assess Needs – SweetwaterNOW.com

Wyoming Housing Network Seeks Senior Input to Assess Needs

Wyoming Housing Network is asking the state’s senior population to complete a Senior Housing Study to help address needs of Wyoming’s aging population.

Wyoming Housing Network (WHN) is conducting a Senior Housing Study to assess and address the needs of the aging population in Wyoming.

The goals of the survey are to evaluate the needs of the seniors as the population ages, evaluate the demographic, housing, and economic situation of seniors, and to establish goals of addressing senior housing needs.

The senior population in Wyoming is growing. Studies show from 2010 to 2019 that the elderly population in Wyoming has grown by over 20,000 residents; growing the most in the southeast region of the state.

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National Surveys conducted in 2020 by the US Department of Commerce and US Census reported that of the 28.5 million households with an adult aged 65 years and older, eight million households (about 28 percent) had an older adult who had difficulty using some element of the

home such as climbing stairs, getting into the bathtub, or using the kitchen.

To prepare for the needs of the residents in Wyoming, WHN is asking targeted questions about aging in place, senior housing options across the state, and assisted living. Furthermore, WHN is interested in learning more about the housing needs for special needs seniors in Wyoming.

Wyoming residents can take this survey by clinking on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHNSeniorHousingSurvey