Elder Affairs

Overview

The Rockport Police Department has always strived to protect the senior citizens of Rockport through law enforcement, education, support programs, and referral to and working with other senior protective organizations.

In 2019 Officer Mary Fountain was appointed by the Board of Selectmen as the Officer for Elder Affairs. Officer Fountain, with the support of Chief John Horvath and the entire Rockport Police Department, continues to enhance our commitment to Rockport's seniors.

File of Life

The File of Life was introduced to the residents of Rockport in 1996 by the Rockport Police Department. It soon became a positive way for the department to reintroduce itself to the senior citizens of Rockport.

The File of Life is a red plastic magnetic file folder that attaches to your refrigerator. The file contains vitally important medical information about you so that emergency medical professionals have quick access to your basic medical information. The File of Life is free of charge and can be obtained at the Rockport Police Department. It is available to residents of any age.

View Reporting Elder Abuse (PDF)

Good Morning Rockport Police Wellness Check

Good Morning Rockport Police Wellness Check is open to any senior resident. Seniors enrolled in the program are required to call the department at 978-546-1212,7 days a week, between 8-10 am. If a call is not received at the station, a phone call is made to the senior's home. If there is no answer, a cruiser is sent to the senior's home. To enroll call Mary Fountain, Elder Affairs Officer at 978-546-1212, ext. 107.

Persons At Risk Watch

The Rockport Police Department Persons At Risk Watch allows families to offer confidential information for locating and/or interacting with at-risk persons of any age. At-risk persons include those with Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Down Syndrome, COPD, etc. To enroll contact Mary Fountain, Elder Affairs Officer at 978-546-1212, ext. 107. 

View the Registry to Assist Persons at Risk (PDF)

Contact Information

  • Emergencies Call 911
  • Rockport Police Department
    Mary Fountain, Elder Affairs Officer
    Phone: 978-546-1212, ext. 107
    Fax: 978-546-7355
  • Rockport Council On Aging
    58 Broadway 
    Phone: 978-546-2573
    Monday through Friday
    Diane Bertolino, Director
  • Senior Care Inc.
    49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930
    Phone: 978-281-1750
    Fax:978-282-1354
    Senior Care Inc. Website
    Elder Abuse 24-Hour Hotline: 800-922-2275
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs
    Phone: 617-727-7751 or 1-800-AGE-Info (800-243-4636)
  • Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles Medical Affairs Division
    Allison Falk, Director
    Phone: 857-368-8020