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Stoneham
Stoneham
Massachusetts
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Stoneham prides itself on being age friendly and has a town department named the "Council on Aging" responsible for providing comprehensive services to its citizens as they mature. Services include:

  • A Senior Center that offers events, arts and crafts, dining options, health and wellness programs, and day trips
  • Programs dedicated to exercise, organized game groups, movie screenings, ice cream socials, and clinics
  • Visits to local restaurants, brown bag lunch meetings, support groups, roadshows and classes
Contacts Maureen Canova, Director
Office: (781) 438-1157
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C

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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