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
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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
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.
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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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