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Category: Healthy Aging

Upcoming Community Listening Sessions to Hear Ideas on How to Make the Commonwealth More Age- and Dementia-Friendly

In 2019, Massachusetts unveiled a plan to amplify, align, and coordinate local, regional, and statewide efforts to create a welcoming and more livable Commonwealth for residents of all ages. The […]

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June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), elder abuse is defined as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an […]

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May is Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM), a time to recognize older Americans’ contributions, highlight aging trends, and reaffirm commitments to […]

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Boost Your Budget Week Brings Awareness about Benefits for Low-Income Older Adults

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), more than 17 million Americans age 65+ struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, […]

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State of LGBTQ+ Survey

We need your help! This research study focuses on learning more about LGBTQ+ people aged 50 and older across the country, including their experiences, needs, and resiliencies as they get […]

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Empowering Older LGBTQ+ Adults: Free Virtual Trainings by Barnstable County Department of Human Services and SAGECare to Address Unique Challenges 

January 4, 2024 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County Department of Human Services, in partnership with SAGECare—the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

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Public Hearings on the Needs of Older Adults

As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for our region, Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands receivesTitle III B and D Community Federal Grants. This money is awarded […]

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Healthy Aging Cape Cod’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response to Older Adults on Cape Cod

“Emergency preparedness planning for and readiness of the County’s older adult population to withstand an emergency of prolonged duration is critical to the health and well-being of this cohort and […]

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Public Health Workforce Expansion Grant Announcement

This grant equips County to further support older residents during public health emergencies. 

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