Here we address the hemispheric interdependency of subcortical structures in the aging human brain. In particular, we investigate whether volume variation can be explained with the adjacency of structures in the same hemisphere or is due to the interhemispheric development of mirror subcortical structures in the brain. Seven subcortical structures in both hemispheres were automatically segmented in a large sample of over three 3,312 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of elderly individuals in their 70s and 80s. We perform Eigenvalue analysis to find that anatomic volumes in the limbic system and basal ganglia show similar statistical dependency when considered in the same hemisphere (intrahemispheric) or in different hemispheres (interhemispheric). Our results indicate that anatomic bilaterality is preserved in the aging human brain, supporting the hypothesis that coupling between non-adjacent brain areas could act as a mechanism to compensate for the deleterious effects of aging.