In June 2023, SeniorCare was awarded a two-year grant of $150,000 from Point32Health Foundation to support and expand 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 continuing the work of ADFCA on Cape Ann and expanding SeniorCare’s support of Age and Dementia Friendly efforts in Wenham, Hamilton, Topsfield, Beverly, and Ipswich.
ADFCA encourages a regional approach to making communities more livable. It further develops a framework grounded in an integrated age-friendly and dementia-friendly effort. Initial work to establish ADFCA was supported by a generous grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in 2017. In 2019 Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport received a regional age-friendly community designation from AARP as age-friendly Cape Ann. As the action plan evolves, it will serve as a best practice model for multi-community regionalization as well as communities that are geographically isolated.
To learn more about ADFCA, visit www.adfca.org or contact SeniorCare at 978-281-1750.
About Point32Health Foundation
Point32Health Foundation is the coming together of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, two of New England’s most iconic nonprofit health care companies. Representing nearly 90 years of combined service to our members and the community, together they are building upon our diverse legacies and innovative collaboration by making it our purpose to guide and empower healthier lives for everyone — no matter their age, health, race, identity, or income.
Point32Health Foundation builds on a tradition of service and giving at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan. These heritage organizations together have invested more than $200 million to support community organizations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Point32Health Foundation funds equity-focused solutions related to healthy aging, access to healthy food and behavioral health. They seek to collaborate with and learn from nonprofit organizations, understanding that those most affected by inequities are in the best position to define the problem, design appropriate solutions and define success.