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
The neighbor is safe and it is a very nice community.
Low crime rate
Access to shops and work.
Love Boston - for my older adult relatives, and people of any age!
Everything is easily available and great for you walking.
The part of Allston that I live in is a little quieter and feels like a more balanced mix of people - not dominated by students and very family oriented. My street is tucked between 2 parks and is less than 5 minutes from the library. Bus stops and grocery stores are all close by and easy to access. I've noticed just from walking around so much there are often events to attend that are open to the public, many of them outside and/or visible!
I know the west Roxbury YMCA has a number of classes for older folks that is a lot of fun . The Roche Center offers a number group activities as well. I know the local police station E-5 community service office helps with transportation and arranges group outings, it's lovely area of Boston that offers a great environment for older people .
The neighborhood is mostly quiet. There buses on almost every street corner. Great schools for the kids.
I don't feel any sort of discrimination due to my age. I have not witnessed any age discrimination toward others.
It's all different ages races cultures 2 schools near bye
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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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