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Springfield
Springfield
Massachusetts
33 reviews
4 out of 5 stars based on 47 ratings
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Springfield is a city in western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers: the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River. 

Springfield is an emerging age friendly community. This means it is pursuing an age friendly designation.

The basic premise and purpose of the Council on Aging (COA) is to improve and enhance life quality for elder residents by striving to ensure that all elder residents are afforded the opportunity to live a lifestyle based on independence, and to mature with dignity and security.

To accomplish this, it is the function of the COA to advocate, plan, develop, coordinate and operate various social services for Springfield's elder citizens. It serves as the primary vehicle for providing information and referral services for seniors in the Springfield area. Programs include:

  1. SCSEP Program: Created in 1965, SCSEP is the nation’s oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. SCSEP matches eligible older adults with part-time jobs for community service organizations.
  2. SHINE Program: The SHINE Program provides free and unbiased health information, counseling, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. 
  3. Computer Learning Club: The Computer Learning Center teaches seniors (age 50 plus) to use computers, the Internet and technology.
 
Contacts

Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center
1476 Roosevelt Ave.
Springfield MA 01109
Telephone: 413-787-6785

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This place is friendly because all neighbors speak in a generous way, post office, stores everything is convenient.
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I believe Springfield Massachusetts is age friendly because they have a lot of nursing home and facilities that take care of seniors instead of them having to stay home and not have things to do .
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Younger groups dont respect our seniors.
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this area is where I have been my whole life. The people are nice and In know the area like the back of my hand. The people are friendly and will help you if you ever needed help.

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Taxes

C

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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