Gloucester is a city on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is part of Massachusetts' North Shore. The population was 28,789 at the 2010 U.S. Census. An important center of the fishing industry and a popular summer destination, Gloucester consists of an urban core on the north side of the harbor and the outlying neighborhoods of Annisquam, Bay View, Lanesville, Folly Cove, Magnolia, Riverdale, East Gloucester, and West Gloucester. The Council on Aging works to serve as a focal point where seniors and their families can access the local and state network of elder services while providing an integrated array of social, health, recreational, and educational programs for older men and women. Programs and Services Include:
- Legal, Financial, and Clinical Services: The Rose Baker Senior Center also offers programs to help Gloucester's senior residents understand their rights, gain / retain financial stability, and be involved as an active member of their civic community.
- Health Related Programs: The COA strives to promote good health by providing health-related programs and events.
- Outreach Program: Outreach encompasses working with folks in a helping capacity at the Rose Baker Senior Center through home and telephone visits, acquainting elders and their families with community resources and opportunities and to making referrals to agencies and services when necessary.
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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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