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.

2019-2022 ACTION PLAN

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


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


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

Family Caregivers Find Support on TikTok

According to the Alzheimer’s Association worldwide there are 55 million people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Despite the number of individuals and families affected, dementia is still stigmatized with[…]

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Dementia Friendly Sensory Walk

RSVP of the North Shore volunteer Mary Ellen Kelley led Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann’s first Dementia Friendly Sensory Walk on September 19, 2022 at the Cox Reservation in[…]

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ADFCA Receives Grant for Memory Kits

Marking their sixth annual funding cycle, the Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) announced in June that they have awarded grants to ten Cape Ann area[…]

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Special Acknowledgement

Point 32 Health logo

Support for the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative
was provided in part by a grant from Point32Health Foundation
(formerly Tufts Health Plan Foundation).

Point32Health Foundation