Making Boston Age Friendly: The Age-Friendly Boston project works with the City’s public agencies, businesses, cultural, educational, and religious institutions, and community groups
ContactsEmily Shea, Commissioner on Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 20108
I like helping senior and make them happy
I live in an age friendly community. My apartment is handi-accessible. Ramped curbs at every intersection. In past years while on the resident council we always discussed, planned events, and never failed to consider our elderly neighbors.
This is my home town
Because there is a lot of people brought up in the community that's the same age as me.
Every one is so fine and respectful
Community engagement, transportation, education, free meals
I believe my community is somewhat age friendly because there is a park available for all ages to relax, get some air, or enjoy time going down the slides with a niece, nephew, granddaughter, sibling, etc. In the summer we have a yearly festival with food, bouncy houses, raffles, and more to celebrate our community and such. We have access to close markets, corner stores, and even public transportation that's less than 5 minutes away.
This área is very Normal I don't See much problem around like before
Respectful, friendly, care. Etc…
I've lived in Dorchester for 30 years+. It is a vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing neighborhood yet has a real communal feel.
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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.
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