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
I'm comfortable from where I'm from I can adapt to it. My passion is caring for others helping others out. I also life coach and help. The couple that was in the street gave them the right resource. I'm a people person always happy never bring my problems to the job and just get things
it's a very capable area , there are buses trains it's easy for age friendly people to get around plenty of food spot's pharmacy's for medications and i feel like the people in the area are not to bad themselves everyone is a community
The area is very convenient, transportation is easily accessible, parks, hospitals, and supermarkets are nearby, and it is also a clean and safe city.
Supportive, friendly, and welcoming.
I haven't had experience with this organisation
lack of community engagement, not safe for handicapped/elderly
Although recently an elder day care center opened up, my area isn't exactly senior friendly. However there are many senior deals at market places that my mother takes advantage of. There are many churches for the senior who is religious. They frequently organize
Our society has not been one to value aging. I have always had compassion for family and community. Life in all stages hold history.
Care, education, transportation and community engagement
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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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