How We've Grown

 
  

Part Five: No Place for the Young: Who Will Care for the Cape's Aging Population?

The number of seniors who retire to the Cape is continuing to boom, as is the population of those in the 85+ demographic. But who will take care of them in the coming years? Working families and young people have been forced out of the area because of high housing prices and a lack of social and professional opportunities, so the region stands to face a crisis in the imminent future. Emily Sussman reports.
 

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ABOUT HOW WE'VE GROWN

Ten years ago WCAI first went on the air, bringing the region its own public radio station.

“How We’ve Grown: A Decade of Stories from the Cape and Islands," a new eight-part series, examines a decade of news stories from the Cape and Islands: how we were then, how we’ve changed, and where we’re going.

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