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Boston
Massachusetts
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age-friendly Cities and Communities


Making Boston Age Friendly: The Age-Friendly Boston project works with the City’s public agencies, businesses, cultural, educational, and religious institutions, and community groups

“We are dedicated to making Boston the best city in the world for older adults. We keep this goal in mind with every planning effort we embark on, and we share a responsibility to ensure opportunities reach everyone in our City, across all ages and abilities.”





What is the Age Friendly Action Plan?

What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to be accessible and inclusive to residents of all ages and abilities. The Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan is our City’s blueprint to make Boston the best city to live and age in. The plan details 75 concrete action items the City will take to become even more age friendly.

Intersecting Initiatives

The Age-Friendly Action Plan is part of comprehensive planning efforts on the part of the City and will be integrated into the other processes. These plans are re-enforcing and reflecting each other where there is synergy.

Our Philosophy and Process

The age-friendly process has been a grassroots effort and a bottom-up approach. Our action items came directly out of the diverse voices from Boston’s neighborhoods, ages 50 and over. Since this is a three-year Action Plan, we have included action items that we are confident can be completed within this time with interdepartmental support and community partners. We will continue to refine and build on other ideas generated through this process.





ContactsEmily Shea, Commissioner on Elder Affairs

One Ashburton Place

Boston, MA 20108

617-635-4366


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Really seems like a great community to be a part of!!! :)

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Transportation, how the city is so busy

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I enjoy working with people and do very well with older people everyone needs special care

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You don't need a car and there are shops nearby.

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Everything is so close and you are able to get where you need to via public transportation. There are some spots where you will need a personal vehicle as well as barely any parking but if you walk anywhere, there won't be any need for that.

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Seems like a well groomed company to be apart of

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Cause I just apply , I don't how they treat their employees.

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Easy train communications, good environment and neighbors. Green.

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I have been a home care worker for 3 years I loved. It I got my Home Health aid certificate as well and. Now Imm start my journey doing what I love taking care of the elder

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It's a nice place to live

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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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