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Building a Community for All Ages

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 Ann Mass in Motion and the Councils on Aging for Manchester, Essex, Rockport, and Gloucester. The walking challenge is open to all Cape Ann residents…
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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 topic and found that on-the-job intellectual stimulation appears to lower levels of proteins that block brain cells from forming new connections. Read more about this…
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Medical Transportation Drivers Needed

Aug 26, 2021 Volunteer Drivers needed – Find your purpose! SeniorCare is actively seeking kind-hearted Volunteer Drivers to provide transportation to medical appointments for our older neighbors. Volunteers are especially needed in Beverly, Gloucester & Rockport. Schedule is Flexible; the volunteers let us know what days and times they’re available. Volunteers willing to drive to…
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Virtual Education Programs

August, 2021 Researchers with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine reported that they estimate the number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple by 2050. What is behind this rise in number? In part it is related to the aging population, the U.S. National Institute…
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ADFCA Receives Grants from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

July 15, 2021 SeniorCare Inc. has been awarded a two-year grant of $130,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to support the work of Age and Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA), an initiative that strives to create supportive and inclusive systems for all Cape Ann residents.  The grant will support updating and implementation of the ADFCA…
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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Jun 9, 2021 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease has been in the news as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to potentially delay the progression of the disease. To read more, check out this article from the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association and AARP Massachusetts are presenting…
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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 31, 2021 May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Older Americans Month. This month presents the opportunity to both celebrate AAPI older adults as well as ensure we are meeting their needs during a very challenging time and an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes, some targeted toward older adults. Justice in…
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Outdoors for All Ages

May 19, 2021 Cape Ann and the North Shore region boasts a rich variety of opportunities to get out in nature including beaches, trails, and parks. Getting out for walks has been linked to improved health and well-being, social connectedness, personal mobility, and independence.  But not all outdoor areas are accessible to all people and…
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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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