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.

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.


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


Prepared by the Center for Social & Demographic Research on Aging Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston


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

Please Share Your Insights

Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann invites Cape Ann businesses to share their views
on how the community can become more age and dementia friendly
and improve programs and services for all residents.


ADFCA News & Events

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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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2020

Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting, and neither are we. Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann and SeniorCare Inc. are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 4,[…]

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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann

Cape Ann community leaders discuss the importance of this initiative

Thank you to 1623 Studios for producing this video.

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Special Acknowledgements

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

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Support for the initial community assessment was provided in part by a grant from The North Shore Community Health Network.

North Shore Community Health Network

Marketing materials for Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann have been produced from a grant awarded to the Massachusetts Councils on Aging by the Massachusetts Executive Officer of Elder Affairs and Department of Mental Health.

Massachusetts Councils on Aging