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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

Littleton (historically Nipmuc: Nashoba) is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 8,924 at the 2010 census. The Council on Aging Acts in an advisory capacity; focuses on identifying the needs of the senior population; educates the community on the issues, advocates on their behalf and recruits active members of the COA. The COA does not direct the director, or appoint the director or staff. Services Include:

  1. Outreach: Littleton Elder and Human Services has social workers who provide needs assessments to determine appropriate services, including but not limited to: fuel assistance, housing, veterinary assistance, SNAP application assistance, information and referrals.
  2. Tax Relief for Elders and the Disabled (T.R.E.A.D.)
Contacts33 Shattuck Street
2nd Floor, Room 231
Littleton, MA 01460
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Littleton has transportation for older people who do not or cannot drive. Public places have handicap entrances, as they need to. Littleton has respectful helpful people who are often willing to help someone if they see they are in need. My only concern for our elders is that we do not have a great community center for them. We do have meals and parties, but for anything else, they need to travel to other town elder community centers.
over 55 homes built in the area asking seniors if they need help with any household chores there is nothing non friendly here in regards to respect to seniors
over 55 homes built in the area asking seniors if they need help with any household chores there is nothing non friendly here in regards to respect to seniors
It has a Range of people of all ages and many generations of families have resided in this town. Overall it's a good place for both the elderly and the young because of the variety around it and the availability of activities.

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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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