REGIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Prepared by the Center for Social & Demographic Research on Aging Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston
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.
Please Share Your Insights
Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann invites Cape Ann residents to share their views on how their community can become more age and dementia friendly and improve programs and services for all residents.TAKE THE SURVEY
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