Dedham is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
The Dedham Council on Aging has 3 primary ways it interacts with the public and maintains age-friendliness with its residents:
- Services: Direct service through consultations, needs assessments, crisis intervention, home visits, general information and referrals to health, social, veteran and legal services. Test.
- Assistance: Housing/Health/Disability insurance forms, Social Security, food stamps, DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance), cash assistance
- Programs: Employment Assistance, Friendly Visitor and Well-Being Checks, LifeLine (home monitoring system), "R U OK" and "File of Life"(through Norfolk County Sheriff's Office), Utility discount programs through NSTAR and Verizon, Fuel Assistance (SELF-HELP), Citizen's Heating Oil, Work-Off Property Tax, Tax Abatement through the Assessors Office, Income Tax Preparation (AARP), Medical Equipment Loan and Health Insurance
Dedham is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.
Managed by the Age Friendly Foundation
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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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