Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. The population was 4,956 at the 2010 census. The Eastham Council on Aging works to promote the well-being and independence of adults 59 and older. The Eastham Senior Center provides multi-purpose programs (health, educational, social, and recreational), as well as supportive daycare, transportation, and outreach for this purpose. Age friendly services offered to the community include:
- General information and referrals - We will listen and help with all your questions and refer you, if necessary, to other sources.
- The Gathering Place (Adult Day Center) – Monday, Wednesday through Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Health Benefits counseling (SHINE) - Assistance with filing claims, understanding your coverage, choosing the right supplemental plan, answering Medicare questions and Medicare Part D questions. Assistance with applications for:
Eastham, MA 02642
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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