Maynard is a small suburban town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The town is located 22 miles west of Boston, in the MetroWest and Greater Boston region of Massachusetts and borders Acton, Concord, Stow and Sudbury. The Maynard Council on Aging promotes and supports healthy aging for the town’s senior citizens. They will seek to assist seniors maintain dignity, independence and physical and psycho-social well-being through programs and services designed for them and their care givers. Programs and Services Include:
- The Town of Maynard Public Safety Communications Department (Police and Fire Dispatch) has initiated a new program to assist seniors living in the Town of Maynard. Having seniors in our community that do not have family or friends checking up on them regularly has led the public safety department to develop a “Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program”.
- Voluntary Home Safety Visit: The Maynard Fire Department is offering free home safety and smoke detector checkups to our residents. This is a great way for us to help our community stay safe. We will be able to give our safety recommendations and answer questions you may have during our visit.
- Benefits Checkup: BenefitsCheckUp is free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC.
Maynard, MA 0175
Director: Amy Loveless, LICSW
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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