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Not to be confused with New Bedford, Massachusetts, Bedford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is within the Greater Boston area, 15 miles (24 km) north-west of the city of Boston. The population of Bedford was 13,320 at the 2010 census.  The Bedford Council on Aging has 3 primary ways it interacts with the public and maintains age-friendliness with its residents:

Programs: The Council on Aging offers educational and informational programs including exercise, fitness, social and health and wellness programs and services.
Coordinate programs and services with other town departments and the elder service network in the region and state.

Educate the public regarding the needs and skills of older Bedford residents and their families, and the programs and services available to them.

Bedford is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.
Contacts12 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 275-6825

Alison Cservenschi: Director: 781-275-6825

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Bradford is changing and growing, trying to accommodate all of its citizens. There is something for all age groups. Haverhill is always trying to grow it's downtown, encouraging restaurant participation. There are many elderly housing sites with activities and transportation. The Haverhill Council on Aging offers many activities throughout the year.
General livability, transportation, community engagement, activities, assisted living and day centers for the elderly.
No information specifically related to "age friendly" in town where I live.

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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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