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, unless appointment is scheduled beforehand.

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

Positive Psychology

By Kaitlyn Nilson, Oct 29, 2021 Positive psychology is “the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive” (UPenn, 2021). Specifically, it refers to the practice[…]

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Walk the Loop, Circle the Cape 2021 Walking Challenge

Sept 22, 2021 A new walking challenge for Cape Ann residents kicked off this month. “Walk the Loop, Circle the Cape 2021 Walking Challenge” is a collaboration of ADFCA, Cape[…]

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New Research About Dementia

Aug 27, 2021 New research reveals that a mentally stimulating job may help prevent dementia in older age. The new study builds on an existing body of research on the[…]

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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