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Houston
Houston
Texas
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States. 

The Harris County Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA) is part of a nationwide network coordinating supportive services for the elderly as mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965 and its subsequent amendments.

The HCAAA's programs are tailored to meet the social, nutritional, educational and logistical needs of all Harris County residents age 60 and above.

  1. Nutrition services include the home-delivered meal program for the homebound elderly and the congregate meal program at senior centers throughout Harris County. HCAAA offers in-home services, caregiver training and other supportive services.
  2. Personal Assistance: This service includes assistance with all tasks identified in Homemaker, plus activities related to the client's physical health. Assigned tasks and number of units per week are determined by the program supervisor.
 
 
 
Contacts8000 N Stadium Drive 3rd floor
Houston TX 77054
Phone: 832.393.4301
Email: aging@houstontx.gov
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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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Not sure about the neighborhood because I've only been here since 12/2018.
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Education and working
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Interracial,multicultural, old & middle aged., educated/non educated.
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because my motto is show love be loved I think everyone deserves respect and help when they need it
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I see areas like our Medical Center offering transportation for medical appointments too and from home to appointments as well as within the medical complex. There are so many hospitals in the center that work together from cancer care to elder care. Im always so impressed with how our grocers, and retail centers have come so far accommodating elderly and impaired citizens. Senior trips and activities are well planned.

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Taxes

B

How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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