JLC • NEW ENGLAND UPDATE • SEPTEMBER 1996 Senior Housing: An Aging — but Growing — Market for New England Contractors The popular image of the retiring New Englander as a person heading south is a faulty one, according to a recent "Senior Housing Forecast Conference" given by the National Association Home Builders' National Council on Senior Housing. The conference found that, largely because most retirees stay in place, the New England region will be among those with the largest growth over the next few decades in the percentage of the population older than 65. This growth will make New England one of the nation's most significant senior housing markets after the Sun Belt states, and has important implications — and potential surprises — for builders and remodelers