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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Belmont is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is a western suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, United States; and is part of the greater Boston metropolitan area. Its population was 26,171 as of July 1, 2016. The Council on Aging is charged with advocating on behalf of older adults in Belmont. The COA collaborates with other town departments and committees as well as community service providers to enhance the quality of life for seniors. Services Include:

  1. Transportation for shopping & medical needs by reservation
  2. Nutrition services (meals on wheels and daily luncheon)
  3. Social services (confidential referrals and help with concerns)
  4. Programs and newsletter (cultural, educational, recreational, holiday observance, entitlement, athletic, and social).
Belmont is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.

455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478
PH: (617) 993-2600

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Belmont has a handful of small squares with stores and restaurants. It offer easy public bus, train and T service to Boston. It is also very safe, with quick response to 911 calls. Lastly, Belmont has a very active senior center, that offers meals on wheels. Great town!
Work. Education is top notch, transportation available
Belmont is a small town. It is famous for its schools. Families with school-age children are moving in. Rents and home prices are getting out of hands. Taxes are rising too. It pushes elderly people ( many of them living in this town for their entire lives) to sell their houses and move to less expensive towns.
It is age friendly because the a city pays attention to healthy activities for young and old. There are ptograns to learn new things. And to play games.

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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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