Hopkinton is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, less than 30 miles (48 km) west of Boston. The town is best known as the starting point of the Boston Marathon, held annually on Patriots' Day in April, and as the headquarters for the enterprise-oriented Dell EMC. At the 2010 census, the town had a population of 14,925. The Council on Aging works to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for older adults of the Town of Hopkinton, and to carry out activities and services that encourage independence and continuing participation in the community. Services Include:
- Outreach: Support services including home visits: referrals to home care and social service agencies; help with paperwork and applications including Food Stamps & Fuel Assistance; emergency homemaking and shopping; family intervention; Elder at Risk and much more.
- Nutrition: Weight Loss Support Group, Daily lunch with menu choices, Continental breakfast daily, Veteran’s breakfast monthly, Special dinners and presentations
- Transportation: Volunteer drivers to local medical appointments, Wheelchair accessible buses Tues. – Fri., Shopping, Day trips, Senior Center shuttle, Local errands.
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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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