Erica Brewster http://wxpr.org en Groups To Study Location For Two OC Departments http://wxpr.org/post/groups-study-location-two-oc-departments <P>Oneida county is still trying to figure out where to locate some departments after two departments moved into the new Oneida Senior Center downtown.</P> <P>A work group will provide a recommendation on where to locate the UW-Extension and Land and Water Departments. The Department on Aging and Health Departments moved into the former Northern Advantage Building. The county has a lease agreement at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport were Extension and Land and Water are housed. They share support staff. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:23:24 +0000 Ken Krall 4036 at http://wxpr.org Groups To Study Location For Two OC Departments Northwoods' Aging Population Grows More Rapidly http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-aging-population-grows-more-rapidly <p>A local UW-Extension agent says the population shift toward more older residents in Wisconsin is even more pronounced in the Northwoods.The U-S Census Bureau says 14 percent of the state’s population was 65-or-older as of last July. That’s .7 percent more than in the 2010 Census. Wisconsin had an estimated 824,500 seniors as of last July. That includes 124,000 who were 85-or-older – an increase of 6,000 during the previous two years. Also, Wisconsin’s percentage of senior citizens is larger than the national figure of 13.7 &nbsp;percent.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3695 at http://wxpr.org