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

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West Springfield is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 28,391 at the 2010 census. The city is also known as "West Side", in reference to the fact that it is on the western side of the Connecticut River from Springfield, a fact which played a major part in the town's early history. The West Springfield Council on Aging has a mission to enhance the quality of life of adults regardless of age, income, race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation by offering services & recreational opportunities Services Include:

  1. Meals
  2. Transportation
  3. Outreach
  4. Recreation
 

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there are not many places for either children or the elderly to be able to go and do activities
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There's a lot of seniors in the area.
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I live in a 55+ community within a town that has a very pro active senior center run by highly effective and compassion individuals which has a great deal to offer, and help seniors.

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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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