Boston can be a favorable city for older adults to live in, but the suitability can vary depending on individual preferences and circumstances. Here are some factors to consider:
ContactsEmily Shea, Commissioner on Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 20108
Care, education, transportation and community engagement
People are friendly and welcoming.
I love working and helping over people
I live in the city of Roxbury and it has a lot of opportunities for elderly people to get involved in community engagement activities hosted by Boston strong AARP. Easy access to resources for traveling to different places in the city.
My answer is probably because Boston is very cold at times. Boston is great for elderly because there's public transportation, easy signs to help navigate if someone get lost. The community always has programs for the elderly to engage with if they need something to do because a lot of times their family does not have time to visit them, so the community makes them feel at home or less lonely.
I love my neighborhood very quiet and friendly people
Because I think working with people is a great and blessing getting experience it will be a right way to recommend other people
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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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Our society has not been one to value aging. I have always had compassion for family and community. Life in all stages hold history.