Age & Dementia Friendly
Cape Ann

Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann takes intentional steps to create a supportive, welcoming environment where all residents, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, health status, or socio-economic background can thrive.


NOTICE:
SeniorCare is continuing to provide services to our entire service area of Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield, and Wenham. For information and assistance, please call 978-281-1750.
SC offices are closed to visitors, unless appointment is scheduled beforehand.

2019-2022 ACTION PLAN

The Age & Dementia Cape Ann (ADFCA) Action Plan represents a broad range of goals and potential strategies.

ADFCA Blog

Check here for updated information on what’s happening on Cape Ann and beyond to make the world more Age & Dementia Friendly.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Engaging with a broad coalition of stakeholders to strengthen community supports and increase inclusion for people of all ages and abilities. 

Why Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann?

According to the Massachusetts Health Aging Collaborative, over 32% of Cape Ann residents are age 60 or older. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2030, 40% of residents of Cape Ann will be age 60+
and in Rockport, almost half. The time for planning how the communities of Cape Ann
can make adjustments in order to best accommodate these demographic shifts is now.
This will be a permanent demographic change and impacts residents both today and in the future.

Cape Ann Residents
age 60 and over today

Projected Residents
age 60 and over
by 2030

Projected Rockport
Residents over 60
by 2030

Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann

Cape Ann community leaders discuss the importance of this initiative

Thank you to 1623 Studios for producing this video.

ADFCA News & Events

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Jun 9, 2021 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease has been in the news as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to potentially[…]

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 31, 2021 May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Older Americans Month. This month presents the opportunity to both celebrate AAPI older adults as well as[…]

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Outdoors for All Ages

May 19, 2021 Cape Ann and the North Shore region boasts a rich variety of opportunities to get out in nature including beaches, trails, and parks. Getting out for walks[…]

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Special Acknowledgement

Support for this initiative was provided in part by a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation