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Building a Community for All Ages

Family Caregivers Find Support on TikTok

According to the Alzheimer’s Association worldwide there are 55 million people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Despite the number of individuals and families affected, dementia is still stigmatized with little public awareness or conversation on the subject. Too often a diagnosis results in isolation, for both the individual living with the disease and their…
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Dementia Friendly Sensory Walk

RSVP of the North Shore volunteer Mary Ellen Kelley led Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann’s first Dementia Friendly Sensory Walk on September 19, 2022 at the Cox Reservation in Essex. Mary Ellen is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Essex County Greenbelt and is a certified Kripalu Outdoor Mindful Guide. The short walk was an…
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ADFCA Receives Grant for Memory Kits

Marking their sixth annual funding cycle, the Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) announced in June that they have awarded grants to ten Cape Ann area non-profit and community organizations. Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) is excited to be one of the awardees. “We wish to congratulate the ten…
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Friends & Dementia

May 13, 2022 I recently received a letter that touched my heart. “Dear Ms. Arabian, I’ve always read your columns with interest. However, maybe someday you could write about the friends that have stayed away from a person with mild to moderate dementia. They would be surprised at the reaction to a known face.” “Do…
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Rockport to Host Regional Kick-Off of Walk Massachusetts Challenge

Apr 5, 2022 The Rockport Council on Aging is pleased to announce that the Town of Rockport will serve as host for the regional kick-off of the Walk Massachusetts Challenge, an annual Massachusetts Councils on Aging community walking challenge that runs through October. The kick-off event is scheduled rain or shine for May 4th from…
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WellFest 2022

WellFest– a Greater Cape Ann Community Wellness FairSunday, May 15, 2022, 11am-2pmGlen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA7 Gloucester Crossing Rd, Gloucester, MA This event will showcase the Cape Ann region’s broad range of health and wellness services. From yoga and massage to general health screenings and resources, this event will provide something for people of…
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Glen T MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

Mar 15, 2022 SeniorCare and Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) are thrilled to work with and support the work of the Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA. Exercise and social connections, both of which can be found at the YMCA, are an important part of healthy aging. SeniorCare will run an evidence-based course…
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Moment to Moment

Take 15 minutes to watch this short video about Carl and Susan, husband and wife, scientist and artist, as they navigate the challenges of Carl’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Staying Safe and Joyful

Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Holiday Celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America For many, the holiday season is a joyful one spent together with loved ones—including families affected by dementia. Being adaptable and building an inclusive environment are key to creating dementia-friendly holidays and celebrations. With the holiday season right around the corner, the Alzheimer’s Foundation…
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Portraits of Dementia

Dec 2021 – Jan 2022 Update 2/1/2022: This exhibit has moved to the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, located at 2 Dale Avenue in downtown Gloucester. Call the library at 978-325-5500 for exhibit hours and other information. SeniorCare is hosting a portrait exhibit featuring the work of Joe Wallace. “The Day After Yesterday: Portraits…
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