Framingham is a city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Incorporated in 1700, it is located within Middlesex County and the MetroWest subregion of the Greater Boston metropolitan area. The Council on Aging assists older adults to remain independent at home for as long as possible, while providing for choices and opportunities. This includes identifying unmet needs and developing and implementing programs and services that help to meet those needs.Additional Services Offered: AARP tax preparation, Information and referrals, Guidance for family members of elders, Medical equipment to borrow free of charge, Serving the Health Information needs of Everyone on Medicare (SHINE), Serving the Health Information needs of Everyone on Medicare (SHINE), and many more!
Framingham is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.
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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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