Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, (MA) United States. The population was 39,502 at the 2010 census. A resort, residential, and manufacturing community on the Massachusetts North Shore, Beverly includes Beverly Farms and Prides Crossing. The Beverly Council on Aging creates a friendly and safe community for Beverly seniors and their families by providing social services, transportation, education, health, recreation, and leisure time activities and resources that support their well being and independence. Services Include:
- Wellness Programs: Exercise programs are offered every day at the Senior Center.
- SHINE PROGRAM: This program provides trained volunteers to help elders with all their health insurance questions and needs.
- AARP Tax Aid Program: Beginning in February through April, AARP, together with volunteers with SeniorCare RSVP, assists seniors with their tax preparation and filing. Appointments are necessary for this service
- Meals on Wheels: Meals-on-Wheels are delivered year-round, Monday through Friday, under the auspices of SeniorCare, Inc. for elders who satisfy the evaluation criteria.
Managed by the Age Friendly Foundation
In 2018 The Beverly COA conducted a needs assessment with the help of UMASS of Boston's Center for Social and Demographic reseach on Aging which has helped us to envision an age friendly Beverly. The Senior Center currently provides programs, trips and activities for ages 60 and up, a number of intergenerational opportunties as well as services and referrals to other age-friendly service providers. With the full support of the city, initiatives such as the complete streets program, collaborations with Beverly Main Streets, and other pro-active businesses in Beverly, we are working daily on new ideas and programs. We love to hear from Beverly residents with ideas for making Beverly even more age friendly so give us a call at 978-921-6017 or stop by at 90 Colon Street to discuss.
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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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