W.V. Growing Senior Problem

West Virginia has one of the largest senior populations in the country, and the House of Delegates has formed a special committee to address issues that affect them.

House Speaker Rick Thompson proposed the 15-member select committee, and fellow delegates endorsed the enabling resolution Friday.

The Wayne County Democrat said the panel will have jurisdiction over all bills affecting any issue relevant to seniors.

West Virginia has the third-highest proportion of residents age 65 or older, at 15.3 percent. Only Florida and Pennsylvania are higher.

It also leads all other states in the percentage of seniors living on their own.

Demand for services continues to rise every year as the baby boomer generation began to hit age 60 in 2006.


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