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Gloucester
Gloucester
Massachusetts
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Gloucester is a city on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is part of Massachusetts' North Shore. The population was 28,789 at the 2010 U.S. Census. An important center of the fishing industry and a popular summer destination, Gloucester consists of an urban core on the north side of the harbor and the outlying neighborhoods of Annisquam, Bay View, Lanesville, Folly Cove, Magnolia, Riverdale, East Gloucester, and West Gloucester. The Council on Aging works to serve as a focal point where seniors and their families can access the local and state network of elder services while providing an integrated array of social, health, recreational, and educational programs for older men and women. Programs and Services Include:

  1. Legal, Financial, and Clinical Services: The Rose Baker Senior Center also offers programs to help Gloucester's senior residents understand their rights, gain / retain financial stability, and be involved as an active member of their civic community.
  2. Health Related Programs: The COA strives to promote good health by providing health-related programs and events.
  3. Outreach Program: Outreach encompasses working with folks in a helping capacity at the Rose Baker Senior Center through home and telephone visits, acquainting elders and their families with community resources and opportunities and to making referrals to agencies and services when necessary.
Gloucester is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.
ContactsRose Baker Senior Center 
6 Manuel F. Lewis Street
Gloucester, MA  01930
978-281-9765
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i question community engagement...it is all very familial here. but i don't have alot of experience with it. their is sr. housing, sr. center
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Gloucester takes care of it's elderly population by providing several building dedicated just for those 65+, we have transportation and local senior centers to give our elder residents the freedom and independence they deserve.
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We have great elder day care programs, a wonderful Council on Aging, and senior center. We have a complete hospital with several rehabilitation services. We also have a transportation system set up to assist seniors as needs arise for doctor appointments, grocery outings, social gatherings, etc.
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I would say that this city is somewhat neutral. There is only one exception that I can think of. The area of Gloucester that I live in is called Magnolia, which borders Manchester-by-the-Sea. Although it is a really pretty and rural seaside are, there is very little in the form of public transportation. This does make things difficult for some of my elderly neighbors who can no longer drive.
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This neighborhood is a mix of all ages from elderly to newborn. There is no one type of age group that is more prevalent. Anyone of any age fits in well.

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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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