Otis is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,612 at the 2010 census. The Otis Council on Aging’s mission is to provide activities and services for the senior citizens of Otis. Services Include:
- Brown Bag Program: The Brown Bag Program is a food distribution program that takes place on the third Friday of the month at 11:00 AM.
- Fuel Assistance Program: BCAC distributes Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) dollars, or Massachusetts heating aid to residents.
- SHINE: The SHINE Program is a subsidiary of Elder Services of Berkshire County. The SHINE Program ensures that Medicare beneficiaries have access to accurate information regarding health care options.
Phone: 413 269 0100 x107
|One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253|
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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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