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Aging in Hawai

Hawai`i, like other U.S. states, is facing a "silver tsunami" where more than 1/5th of the state is aged 60 or older, a percentage that is higher than the national average.  Older adults in Hawai`i face a unique set of advantages, including better health and stronger family ties, compared to their mainland counterparts. However, high cost of living and a tight housing market also translate to a greater share of Hawai`i's older adults who continue to work and for whom homeownership remains out of reach. These points are laid out in a recent Demographic Profile published at the Center on the Family. Brief reports on grandparent caregivers and the economic status of older adults in Hawaii provide greater detail about topics highlighted in the Demographic Profile.