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.

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

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Cape Ann Virtual Senior Center

The pandemic brought many changes to our lives in 2020 and 2021, among these was the restrictions placed on many in-person activities. Local Senior Centers were forced to close their[…]

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2020 Needs Assessment

Dec 1, 2020 Take our Needs Assessment Survey today so we can meet the needs of older adults! As one of the federally designated Area Agencies on Aging in Massachusetts,[…]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s (2020)

Oct. 7, 2020 The Alzheimer’s Association is a global organization, working to advance care, support and research across the world and in our local community. They provide direct face-to face[…]

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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