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Boxborough is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,996 at the 2010 census. The town name is often simplified to "Boxboro" on highway signs and official documents. The Council on Aging works to identify needs, develop and implement programs and services, educate citizens and advocate on behalf of elders. The COA offers the following services and programs to the community.

  1. When Trouble Strikes: When the unexpected happens—an accident, illness, death in the family—the COA and FCOA may be able to provide concrete help. This could come in the form of medical equipment, such as walkers or wheelchairs, fuel assistance, or even items that might be purchased through emergency funds
  2. Healthy Minds and Bodies: Direct services include a wellness clinic, flu shots, and a podiatrist. To maintain your mental fitness, take an art class, a writing class, a Spanish class, or learn to use mixed media. Keep your wits sharp by joining the bridge group or by signing up for one of the technology classes offered at the Library.
  3. Counseling: The COA can provide health insurance counseling, as well as information about medicare options. When tax time rolls around, we can help with tax preparation. If you have parents who need help, we can help you find what they need.
Boxborough is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.
Contacts29 Middle Road
Boxborough, MA 01719
Phone: (978) 264-1717Lauren Abraham, LICSW978-264-1717
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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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