Marshfield is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, on Massachusetts's South Shore. The population was 25,132 at the 2010 census. The Council on Aging, a human service department of the town, through it’s Senior Center, provides a central mechanism for the delivery of services and activities to Marshfield’s elder population. Programs and Services include:
- Information and Referral: Through trained staff and an extensive resource file, the Council on Aging is able to direct callers to the appropriate resources and answer questions about a variety of services. In many cases, the Council on Aging makes the referral for those seeking assistance and provides follow-up to insure that the needed assistance has been rendered.
- SHINE Program: The Council on Aging has 2 certified SHINE counselors available to assist elders in the community. SHINE counselors can help elders and Medicare beneficiaries understand their rights and benefits under Medicare and other health insurance coverage. Counselors can review present coverage, provide written comparisons of plans, protects elders from paying for bills they should not pay and prevent paying for unnecessary duplicate coverage. Counselors also help with claim forms and applications. They will make referrals when appropriate.
- Transportation: The Council on Aging's 12 and 20 passenger lift-equipped shuttle buses provide door-to-door transportation on a 5 day/week basis for shopping, errands, medical appointments within Marshfield and bordering communities, the hot lunch program and senior center.
- Triad: TRIAD is a community policing initiative between volunteer seniors, local law enforcement and local service providers. The primary goal of TRIAD is to increase senior safety through education and crime prevention.
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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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