North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 13,708 as of the 2010 census,. Best known as the home of the largest contemporary art museum in the United States, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams has in recent years become a center for tourism, culture and recreation. The Council on Aging works to maintain the age-friendliness of the town by providing programs and services to its elder residents, including:
- Information and Referrals: Elder Services’ Information and Referral Department (I&R) can connect you to many available resources to find help for aging family members or yourself. Call 413-499-0524 and ask for I&R.
- Nutrition: “Meals on Wheels” are designed to provide just the right combination of good nutrition and a friendly visitor for people 60+ who are homebound and may not be able to prepare their own meal, or understand the proper nutritional requirements as they are advancing in age.
- Homecare Services: In-home services including homemaker, personal care, laundry, and adult day health, are determined by an in home eligibility assessment of impairment level and needs.
Mary Spitzer Center
116 Ashland Street
North Adams, MA 01247
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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