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.

The Day After Yesterday: Portraits of Dementia

An Exhibition by Joe Wallace

Portraits on Display at SeniorCare Dec 2021 – Jan 2022

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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

Moment to Moment

Take 15 minutes to watch this short video about Carl and Susan, husband and wife, scientist and artist, as they navigate the challenges of Carl’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. https://www.artandhealing.org/moment-to-moment/?utm_source=Foundation+for+Art+%26+Healing+Connections&utm_campaign=3d884c2c81-Film_Club_moment-to-moment

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Staying Safe and Joyful

Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Holiday Celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America For many, the holiday season is a joyful one spent together with loved ones—including families affected by dementia. Being[…]

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Portraits of Dementia

Dec 2021 – Jan 2022 SeniorCare is hosting a portrait exhibit featuring the work of Joe Wallace. “The Day After Yesterday: Portraits of Dementia” features Wallace’s beautiful portraits of individuals[…]

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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