1. Excellent article demonstrating the importance of awareness about the status and future of senior housing at the State and local levels. State and local governments need to understand their strengths and weaknesses in terms of senior living, and become more involved in facilitating the needs of their current and future senior residents. Planning for "affinity", or niche retirement desires (such as Colorado's active outdoor senior appeal) is both socially and economically beneficial. One can envision solid public-private partnerships resulting from more pro-active public sector involvement in "setting the stage" for appropriate private investment.