Newsmakers: Aging of Wisconsin
It’s an amazing projection: By 2035, one in four residents of the counties in the northern third of Wisconsin will be older than 65. What are the implications of a quickly aging Wisconsin for health care, transportation, housing and taxation policy? In a Newsmakers taped on Dec. 17 at the WisconsinEye studio, four experts answered those questions and agreed that an aging population raises major questions about Wisconsin’s future. Panelists were Clif Barber, associate dean of outreach and extension for the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology; Richelle Winkler, a demographer for the UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory; Sammis White, Professor of Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, and Jim Flaherty, Communications Director for AARP of Wisconsin.