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Research Report

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Chatham, Massachusetts, older adults, aging


Demography, Population, and Ecology | Gerontology | Public Administration


This report describes efforts undertaken by the Town of Chatham Council on Aging (COA), in partnership with the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging within the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to investigate the needs, interests, preferences, and opinions of Chatham’s older population. The focus of this report is on two cohorts of Chatham’s residents—those aged 50 to 59, and those individuals who are currently aged 60 and over. The content of this report is intended to inform the Town of Chatham, the Chatham Council on Aging, and organizations that provide services to older residents, as well as those who advocate for older people, and community members at large.


Commissioned by the Town of Chatham Council on Aging in Collaboration with the Friends of the Council on Aging.

Community Engaged/Serving

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



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