What is Healthy Aging Cape Cod (HACC)?


Healthy Aging Cape Cod (HACC) is a collaborative effort among organizations serving older adults in Barnstable County (Cape Cod) to align existing services to better enable residents to age in place successfully.  Convened by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services (BCDHS), the HACC Steering Committee members include leaders from the following four sectors:

  • transportation
  • housing
  • workforce development
  • health/human services

We seek grant funding to continue the regional planning work begun in 2017.

For more information, contact Mandi Speakman, Deputy Director at Barnstable County Department of Human Services at 508-470-4936 or mandi.speakman@capecod.gov.


Councils on Aging, Senior Centers and Centers for Active Living are the municipal agencies that provide local outreach, social and health services, advocacy, information and referral for older adults, their families and caregivers.  These community-based agencies serve as advocates, offers services, and provide wellness programs.

Each Town determines its own priorities based on local needs and resources. These centers are a welcoming place for older adults who wish to remain independent in their community.  Check out your local center today!



Barnstable Council on Aging 508-862-4750
Bourne Council on Aging 508-759-0600 x 3500
Brewster Council on Aging 508-896-2737
Chatham Council on Aging 508-945-5190
Dennis Council on Aging 508-385-5067
Eastham Council on Aging 774-801-3151
Falmouth Council on Aging 508-540-0196
Harwich Council on Aging 508-430-7550
Mashpee Council on Aging 508-539-1440
Nantucket Council on Aging 508-228-4490
Orleans Council on Aging 508-255-6333
Provincetown Council on Aging 508-487-7080
Sandwich Council on Aging 508-888-4737
Truro Council on Aging 508-487-2462
Wellfleet Council on Aging 508-349-2800
Yarmouth Council on Aging 508-394-7606


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