Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, located near the center of Cape Cod. The population was 14,207 at the 2010 census.The town encompasses five distinct villages, each of which has its own post office. These constituent villages are Dennis (including North Dennis), Dennis Port, East Dennis, South Dennis, and West Dennis. The mission of the Dennis Council on Aging is to enhance the quality of life for the elders of the town by providing programs and services to fufill the health, educational, social, recreational, outreach, and transportation needs in a safe, friendly, and comfortable environment.Services and activities offered by the Senior Center include Low Impact Exercises; Rug Hooking; Line Dancing; Day Trippers; Senior Dining; Mid Cape Chorus; Zumba Gold; Common Ground; Polls Open; Senior Fitness; SHINE Counselors; Chair Caning; Stitch and Chatter; Golden Age Society; Yoga; Intro to Excel; Seniors Alone; Square Dancing; Annual Town Election; Fit & Strong; Glucose Screening; Blood Pressure Clinic; Chair Zumba; Poker - Ladies; Computer Club; Cribbage; Painting; Bingo; Mah Jongg; Dominoes; Poker - Men’s; Retired Men’s Club; Carving; Bridge
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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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