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Building a Community for All Ages

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.

Aging Together: A Summit to Explore Building a Community for All Ages

Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, SeniorCare Inc. and the four communities of Cape Ann will host “Aging Together,” a free summit to explore how Cape Ann can become a place where all residents–regardless of age or health status–can thrive. The Aging Together Summit will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10am-2pm, at The…
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Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan

The Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan serves as the state’s multiyear plan to make the Commonwealth, as a whole, more age- and dementia-friendly.