Lanesborough is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,091 at the 2010 census. The Council on Aging is the Committee that works with the Seniors Director to offer senior services to Town residents. Services Include:
- Brown Bag Program: The Brown Bag Program is a monthly bag of groceries for elders offered in 50 towns in Western Massachusetts, and made possible by dedicated elders in your community. Elder volunteers unload the truck and assemble the bags.
- SHINE Program: The SHINE Program (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.
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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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