Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. At the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. A division of the municipal government of Concord, the Council on Aging provides services to Concord's seniors. If you live in Concord, and you are 60 years old or older, you are automatically eligible for all COA programs and services. Services include:
- Caregiver Support: Caregivers' Support Group is for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's or related dementia.
- Transportation: The Council on Aging (COA) can provide transportation on a first come, first served basis to Concord seniors around town for medical appointments, trips to the bank, haircuts, visits to a friend, events at the Council on Aging, and more.
- Ask a Lawyer: Six months out of the year, an attorney specializing in elder law volunteers at the COA on the last Thursday of the month six times each year.
Concord, MA 01742
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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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