Ipswich is a coastal town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 13,175 at the 2010 census. Home to Willowdale State Forest and Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich includes the southern part of Plum Island. The Ipswich Council on Aging works to advocate for Ipswich senior citizens and to design, implement and promote programs and services that support their independence, health and well-being. All senior residents of Ipswich are invited to participate in the many scheduled activities and programs that have been developed for your enjoyment and benefit. Programs Include:
- Health Services such as blood pressure clinics, podiatry clinics, and reiki therapy
- Outreach Program – Friendly home visits, daily reassurance telephone calls and assistance in obtaining needed at-home services are available.
- SHINE Counseling - Information and guidance regarding health insurance information, assistance for any Medicare beneficiaries including MassHealth, and help with prescription plans.
Ipswich, MA 01938
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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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