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Manchester
Manchester
Massachusetts
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Manchester-by-the-Sea (or simply Manchester) is a town on Cape Ann, in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. The town is known for scenic beaches and vista points. At the 2010 census, the town population was 5,136. The Council on Aging works to keep  elders as integral members of the community by supporting them through community services, resources and intergenerational activities. Programs and Services include:

  1. Wellness Programs: Strong Women, Yoga, Zumba, and Longevity Classes
  2. SHINE: The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) Program provides health insurance counseling services to elderly and disabled adults.    SHINE counselors are trained to handle complex questions about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Health Maintenance Organizations, public benefits with health care components, Medicaid, free hospital care, prescription drug assistance programs, drug discount cards, and long-term health insurance.
Manchester-By-The-Sea is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.
 
Contacts10 Central Street 
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1399  
Phone: 978-526-7500
hammondn@manchester.ma.us
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A quiet town with little crime. Very nice place to live but also not a whole lot to do.

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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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