Lincoln is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 8,594 according to 2016 estimates, including residents of Hanscom Air Force Base that live within town limits. The Lincoln Council on Aging serves Lincoln residents of all ages with a wide range of services. These include:
- educational presentations on health, legal, and benefits-related topics as well as the humanities, arts, travel, and much, much more
- fitness classes for all levels including strength and aerobics, Tai Chi, and line dancing
- health clinics
- games and recreation activities
- social events
- art exhibits and classes
- and more
Managed by the Age Friendly Foundation
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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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