Age-Friendly Task Force


To enlist and engage the Amesbury community to provide support to older adults as they age in place in Amesbury


To recognize and identify areas where Amesbury excels or needs improvement toward making it intergenerational and age-friendly for all, by finding solutions to enhance access to transportation, outdoor spaces, housing, and information.

What Does Age-Friendly Community Mean?

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities serves as a catalyst to educate local leaders (both elected officials and engaged residents) and encourage them to implement the types of changes that make communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults.

The network provides cities, towns, counties and states with the resources to become more age-friendly by tapping into national and global research, planning models and best practices.

AARP signed enrollment certificate

Future Goals: 

  • Continue to gather data from existing studies/reports including recent (June 2023) COA Needs Assessment survey, city studies, and prior Walk Study.
  • Develop slide deck with data and recommendations to present to key stakeholders.
  • Develop 2nd slide deck to educate about Ageism, and the impact it has on the community. Share with the community
  • Acquire a presence on ACTV to inform the community.
  • Recruit additional task force members.

Task-Force Members

  • Doreen Arnfield, Council on Aging Director
  • Kaylyn MacDougall, Council on Aging Outreach Coordinator
  • Nicholas Cracknell, Community and Economic Development Director
  • Jeremiah Murphy, Veteran’s Service Officer
  • Michael Corcoran, Amesbury resident
  • Kathleen Corcoran, Amesbury resident
  • Donna Collins, Amesbury resident
  • Sabrina Noel, UML Professor
  • Kyle Fahey, UML partner/advisor
  • Kate Quinn, UML Interns
  • Erin Connor, UML Interns
  • Kerry Hamel, Institution for Savings
  • Chris Moore, Coco Early & Assoc. Real Estate
  • Jon Younger, Assisted Living Locators

Task-Force Contacts

Doreen Arnfield

Kaylyn MacDougall

Meeting Schedule:

3rd Monday of the month at 10:00am


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Four Areas of Focus

Woman At Cider Hill Farm picking flowers

Outdoor Spaces

Elderly woman washing vegetables in the sink


MEVA bus from Amesbury


Woman Sitting on a couch with her phone


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