Elderly Issues To Be Discussed

Cheyenne, Wy – Health Care continues to be a growing concern as Wyoming gets older. Last week a report suggested that rural populations could have difficulty providing health care to elderly residents in the state. According to the recent census, Wyoming's growth is coming from the Baby Boomer population. The Director of Wyoming's Division on Aging, Beverly Morrow says as the state's population greys, this will become a statewide issue. Morrow says the lack of doctors and nurses will be a huge problem as older people settle in the state and are in need of services. Morrow says employment for the elderly is another problem the state could face. The challenges and opportunities concerning Wyoming's elderly population will be discussed this week in Cheyenne during the Governor's summit on aging.