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Research Report

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts, senior needs, age-friendly communities


Gerontology | Public Policy | Social Policy | Social Welfare


Communities throughout the nation are pursuing new strategies to promote health and quality of life among their residents. In 2014, the Town of Yarmouth joined the Age-Friendly Network through the World Health Organization and embarked on a five-year process to evaluate the community’s age-friendly features, plan for improvements, and implement change. The primary purpose of this report is to describe findings developed as part of the initial needs assessment phase of Yarmouth’s age-friendly initiative.


Commissioned by the Friends of Yarmouth Council on Aging with funding provided through the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. //



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