Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, the oldest town on Cape Cod, turning 375 years old in 2014. The town motto is Post tot Naufracia Portus, "after so many shipwrecks, a haven". The population was 20,675 at the 2010 census.
The mission of the Council on Aging is to advocate on behalf of Sandwich elders age 60 and above and their families in addressing their needs by:
- Identifying and developing resources of assistance
- Provide information, referral, outreach, nutrition and health service, in cooperation with other Town departments and area agencies
- Enhance quality of life for seniors and the community by providing educational, recreational, cultural programs and activities
East Sandwich, MA 02537
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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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