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Published April 29, 2012, 03:05 PM

NE ND County Hopes to Draw more Senior Residents

CAVALIER, N.D. (AP) — A northeastern North Dakota county is hoping to maintain services for its seniors by attracting more older residents.

CAVALIER, N.D. (AP) — A northeastern North Dakota county is hoping to maintain services for its seniors by attracting more older residents.

Census figures show 2.48 percent of North Dakota's population is at least 85 years old. Only Rhode Island has a larger percentage of residents who are at least 85.

In Pembina County the percentage is almost 3.8 percent. Cavalier chamber of commerce director Shari Hanson says the city of Cavalier and Pembina County are trying to draw more older residents.

Hanson tells the Grand Forks Herald (http://bit.ly/JfYb8N) that Cavalier has set up a housing authority to develop more housing that caters to seniors.

She says access to the local hospital is already an asset that helps the county keep the older residents who are already living there.

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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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