The state's over 60 population is expected to increase from 1.1million to 1.3 million over the next ten years and more assistedliving centers will be built to accommodate those people. Threemonths ago Baran Partners opened a 44-unit center in Lenoxfollowing a 42-unit center that made its debut in Clinton threeyears ago. In Acton, Haydu, Lind and Angelakis recently beganconstruction on a mixed-use senior housing complex. It will have 31detached houses and a building with 80 assisted living andAlzheimer's units as well as 20 independent-living units.

Assisted living centers cater to elderly people who do notrequire constant medical attention. The state's executive office ofelder affairs began certifying these residences four years ago,when there were 19 of them. There are currently 153 serving over8,500 people.

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