Quincy is the largest city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of Metropolitan Boston and one of Boston's immediate southern suburbs. The Council on Aging works to provide the elder members of the community with uncompromising services to ensure a high quality of life. Programs and Services include:
- Equipment Loan Program: This program will loan used equipment to seniors in need. - i.e. wheel chairs, canes, walkers, crutches. For more information call (617) 376-1521.
- SHINE: Service Health Information Needs of Elders. This is a State-funded program that serves over 300 seniors annually. SHINE counselors are trained by the State to answer any inquiries regarding health insurance, depending upon ones particular situation, the counselor can offer non-partisan advice as to which insurance plan is best suited for the individual.
- TRIAD: A new program which is sponsored by the Norfolk County Sheriff's office. Seniors sign up for this program, and each day someone calls their house and asks are you o.k., if there is no answer they call back in five minutes, and if there is no answer then, the police is dispatched to check on the senior.
- Medical Transportation: Free medical transportation for seniors is provided for City-Wide seniors to medical establishments within the City of Quincy, or all major Boston Hospitals, Milton Hospital, Carney Hospital and Neponset Health Center.
400 East Squantum Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02171
Phone: (617) 376-1506
Website Elder Affairs Website
Plenty of transportation. Lots of community engagement activities area's. Kennedy senior centers offers many daily activities , they put out a monthly calendar. Lots of senior housing available.
Very quiet after hours, hardly any commotion. Quincy center station located just a few blocks up the street and also an array of stores and services nearby
I am 62, been living here for 2 yrs.
Everyone is very nice.
Great community engagement of all ages, commuter buses that run mon-fri morning to night with close distance to the inner city of Boston.
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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.