Belmont is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is a western suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, United States; and is part of the greater Boston metropolitan area. Its population was 26,171 as of July 1, 2016. The Council on Aging is charged with advocating on behalf of older adults in Belmont. The COA collaborates with other town departments and committees as well as community service providers to enhance the quality of life for seniors. Services Include:
- Transportation for shopping & medical needs by reservation
- Nutrition services (meals on wheels and daily luncheon)
- Social services (confidential referrals and help with concerns)
- Programs and newsletter (cultural, educational, recreational, holiday observance, entitlement, athletic, and social).
455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478
PH: (617) 993-2600
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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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