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Wellesley
Wellesley
Massachusetts
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Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

The Wellesley Council on Aging has a number of programs to keep its citizens active in all phases of their life, but one of its largest contributions to the community is the brand new Tolles Parsons Senior Center. The Tolles Parsons Center has the following amenities:
  • Flexible activity rooms
  • Social Security office
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Furnished outdoor patio
  • Café with seating and self-serve coffee & tea
  • Lounge with soft seating and a gas fireplace
  • Dance studio
  • Fitness center
  • And many more!
Stop by to visit the brand new facility and say "hi!"

In addition to the Tolles Parsons Center, Wellesley also offers the following programs for its citizens:
  1. Discounted meals available at the Tolles Parsons center
  2. Transportation, including a COA Bus and volunteer driver system
  3. Presentations on local and senior-focused issues such as housing, law, medicine, and safety
  4. Celebrations, sports, fitness classes, parties, socials, and movie viewings
  5. Walking groups, tours, and outings to places nearby
Contacts Gayle Thieme, Executive Director, Wellesley Council on Aging

500 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
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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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Access to Boston, great cultural, educational and community activities. Cost of living is high and the weather is New England so potential long winters.

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There isn't a great sense of community here; but that is true of most affluent suburbs of Boston. We had all been so tied to the greater city and our professional roles therein that we didn't cultivate close ties here at home. This is great place for families (30-60); but in retirement, we seem to get lost. But the roads are plowed of snow quickly.

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It is a pretty progressive community with a sizable senior population. The woman who waits on me in CVS is 84. Courses are available at Wellesley College and at a life-long learning program. I gave less stars to the over 80group, as I don't know as much about service & programs available to them.

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Taxes

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.

Learn more about taxes in Massachusetts

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