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Building a Community for All Ages

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Cape Ann Virtual Senior Center

The pandemic brought many changes to our lives in 2020 and 2021, among these was the restrictions placed on many in-person activities. Local Senior Centers were forced to close their doors and limitations were put on indoor gatherings. Even as the world begins to open up again, many restrictions remain in place limiting the number…
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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, SeniorCare coordinates the operations of community services for older adults in our nine communities. Every four years, we conduct a Community Needs Assessment that evaluates…
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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 support to those facing Alzheimer’s, free 24/7 helpline, support groups, drive research toward treatment, prevention, and a cure and speak up for the needs and…
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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, 2020, to raise awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care and research through the Alzheimer’s Association. This year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere…
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Dementia Friends Goes Online

Aug 13, 2020 Approximately 130,000 people in Massachusetts age 65+ are living with Alzheimer’s. On Cape Ann, over 10% of residents 65+ have dementia. Dementia is something that touches all of our lives, in one way or another. During the pandemic Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) has continued its efforts to tackle the…
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Dementia Friends

If you saw someone living with dementia, would you recognize the signs? Would you be uncomfortable? Would you avoid him or her? Would you be frustrated? Would you do nothing? Or, would you be a friend? A few weeks ago, I became a “Dementia Friend.” Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the…
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An Aging Society

For the first time in history, there are more people over 60 than under 18 in the United States. The Pew Research Center estimates that 10,000 people will turn 65 every day in the U.S. until the year 2030. That means that, on average, a person turns 65 in the U.S. every 8.64 seconds. Encore.org,…
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Cape Ann Receives Dementia Friendly MA Communities Recognition

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM) is a grassroots movement to make communities safe, inclusive, and respectful for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. DFM is an initiative of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Dementia Friendly America. The Cape Ann communities of Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Gloucester were formally recognized as Dementia Friendly…
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Aging Together: Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann Community Summit

Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann hosted a summit in Gloucester to explore building a community for all ages on Cape Ann on May 1, 2019.