Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, on the Merrimack River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,377, which had risen to an estimated 78,197 as of 2014. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. The Council on Aging provides programs and services in order to maintain the age-friendliness of the community. Services include:
- Health & Exercise: Health Clinic, Exercise, Swimming, Tai-chi, Line Dancing, Walking Club, Diabetes Program, Podiatrist, Health Fair, Ophthalmologist, Audiologist, Prostrate Screenings, Osteoporosis Screenings, Flu Shots, Pneumonia Shots
- Nutrition: Congregate Meals Meals on Wheels Latino Meals Farmers Market Coupons
- Information & Referral Food Shopping Assistance Fuel Assistance Legal Assistance Homemaker Assistance Voter Registration
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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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