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Older Population+Big Dollars=Risk to Safety

The Detroit Free Press reported on Sunday October 3rd that southeast Michigan has a steadily growing senior population. The estimate is that by 2035, one in four residents in this area will be 65 or older.  The article  focuses on the economic growth potential of this sector of the population.

Another article Sunday referred to the death of 3 residents in an assisted living facility in St Clair county as a result of a fire. Assisted living remains completely unregulated in Michigan.

The senior sector of the population needs to start flexing its political muscle to promote safety and safe practices in facilities that “cater” to seniors.