Rural Aging Crisis

via NBC

Nearly 25% of McCone County’s 1.700 residents are already over the age of 60, a bellwether for changes that will soon sweep across Montana. State projections show a quarter of Montanans will be seniors by 2030, twenty years before the same demographic shift hits the nation as a whole.

NBC News spent a year looking at how Montana is grappling with what the state has dubbed an “aging tsunami.” This is the first of two parts.

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