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Wayland is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 13,444 at the 2010 census. Wayland is part of the fifth congressional district of Massachusetts. For geographic and demographic information on Cochituate, which is part of Wayland, please see the article Cochituate, Massachusetts.
Wayland's Council On Aging offers a variety of services for its older residents, including:
  1. Health and Wellness Programs: Cardio fitness classes, balance classes, Tai Chi exercise, blood pressure checks and a Walking Club
  2. Assistance and Counseling: Property tax relief, fuel assistance, Meals on Wheels, legal and health insurance counseling, a senior tax work-off program
  3. Transportation: Dial-a-ride, medical taxi voucher program, and volunteer drivers
Contacts Julie Secord
41 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778

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Our town has a good senior center but there is no public transportation in our town.
I have lived in Wayland all my life and the people I have grown up with are friendly and engaged in the community.
Expensive active adult communities, limited senior activities
Wayland Council on Aging's programs and activities, groups ie: Girl and Boy Scouts visiting senior citizens, Wayland High School Student Program to assist elders.

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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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