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Portsmouth
Portsmouth
New Hampshire
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Making Portsmouth Age Friendly: The Age-Friendly Portsmouth project works with the City’s public" agencies, businesses, cultural, educational, and religious institutions, and community groups.

  • In 2018, Portsmouth became one of the first members of the network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, an association of towns and cities across the country whose leaders have committed to making their communities more habitable for people of all ages.
  • Founded upon eight “livability indicators” that range from affordable public transportation and accessible recreational areas to access to paid work and home-based health-care services, the age-friendly initiative aims to emphasize improvements that influence the health and quality of citizens as they age.
  • The indicators are planned, implemented and assessed in three phases over a five-year period, with continued cycles of assessment and improvement.
Contacts Brinn Sullivan Senior Coordinator
Office: (603) 610-4433
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I can walk to downtown, but there is very little public transportation. Also, the cost of living here has been increasing to the point where it would be difficult for anyone on a fixed income to stay.
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affordable- no state income tax- cold, snowy winters many tourist attractions- art galleries, theatres, historical homes, restaurants, beaches
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Age Friendly in that it has both families and singles living here. It is a diverse community with several people that are friendly. I have developed a few long term friendships
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I can walk to downtown, but there is very little public transportation. Also, the cost of living here has been increasing to the point where it would be difficult for anyone on a fixed income to stay.

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How did New Hampshire earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. New Hampshire has a state sales tax of 0.00%. Of particular interest is that New Hampshire does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. New Hampshire has an effective property tax rate of 2.19%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how New Hampshire earned its state tax grade of A.

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