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Northborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The official spelling of the town's name is "Northborough", but the alternative spelling "Northboro" is also used. The population was 14,155 at the 2010 census.

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There are at least two facilities for long term care in Northborough. I have lived in Northborough for about a year, and since I worked as a home health aide here I know there are services available for the elderly. There are several shopping centers with plenty of parking and sidewalks.
There is at least one assisted living and long term care facility. It is not far from Worcester, and there are hospitals not far away. There are plenty of sidewalks, and shopping centers are easy to get to. I do not have any examples to give, and I have only lived here for a year.
There are handicapped apartments and there are stores, such as clothing stores and grocery stores, in walking distance. The neighbors are friendly as well. The schools are very good.
The people here are nice and usually where I live one person knows the other

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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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