Ware, Massachusetts Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Ware Council on Aging
Action Plan Download
Ware developed its action plan with a specific focus on dementia. Actions benefitting people with dementia and their care partners are interspersed throughout each goal, and a separate section on planning for a dementia-friendly community highlights specific actions for building awareness, acceptance, and support for people with dementia and their care partners.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesWork transit providers and area hospitals to ensure all people who need rides to medical appointments can access transportation services.
HousingExplore alternative living models such as shared housing, co-housing, and intergenerational housing to expand the housing options for older adults looking for a supported living environment.
TransportationAdd dementia friendly design elements when completing infrastructure improvements including audible cues and appropriate timing on crosswalks, and separation from traffic on sidewalks.