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Gardner
Gardner
Massachusetts
2 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 3 ratings
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Gardner is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 20,228 at the 2010 census. Gardner is home to Dunn State Park, Gardner Heritage State Park, Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mount Wachusett Community College.

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Local Community College provides gym memberships to seniors and a variety of movement classes. There is transportation for those who are able to get into and out of their homes I. No local taxi service. Senior Ce term and Library offer programs for seniors. There is a chapter of AARP in Gardner.
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Gardner is an age friendly community. The college I attended is located in Gardner and brings our community together with events, and community service.

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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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