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 ACTION PLAN

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

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.

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.

TAKE THE BUSINESS SURVEY

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