Orleans is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts situated along Cape Cod. The population was 5,890 at the 2010 census. The Council on Aging Works to maintain the age-friendliness of the town by providing programs and services to residents, including:
- Male Caregiver Support Group: This informal group will deal with the unique needs and issues of male caregivers, provide information on resources, and address topics of interest to participants. Guidance, education and
support is provided in a friendly and confidential environment.
- Adult Day Program: A supportive day program offering a safe environment for the elderly with physical or cognitive disabilities.
- Transportation around Orleans
Orleans, MA 02653
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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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