wdt_ID Municipality County Name Total Population 2016 Total Population Total 60+ 2016 Older Adult Population (60+) Percent Senior Percent Senior Population Density Population Density Household median income (2016-adjusted inflation dollars) 2016 Household Median Income Does your COA operate its own vehicle? Does your COA utilize volunteer drivers? Does your COA operate a 'café' or provide snacks? Director characteristics Does your town have a senior tax work-off program? Please name up to 3 of the most unique work placements your seniors have had through the tax work-off program. Does your COA assist people under the age of 60 with meeting their social and financial needs? Approximately what percentage of the programs described in this questionnaire are volunteer-run? Does your COA have a stand alone senior center building? Please describe efforts, if any, being conducted to address the space needs at the COA/senior center (e.g., not enough space for programming, lack of private space or kitchen capacity). Does your COA have a volunteer coordinator on staff? Does your COA do any vetting or referrals for home maintenance services (including handyman services, contractors, snow removal services, and landscaping or yard work services)? Besides age-friendly initiatives, please describe any other efforts your community is engaged in to make the community a better place to age in successfully.
1 Abington Plymouth County 16.112 Between 14,001 and 18,000 3.233 Between 3,001 and 4,000 20% 20%-21% 1.621 Between 1,501 and 2,500 people/square mile 76,99 Between $75,001 and $80,000 Yes No Yes Part-time paid Yes police station fire dept building dept Yes 1%-24% Yes None we are a 25,000ft building with a full kitchen dining room, auditorium, computer room, small gym and 9 offices. Not provided Yes Adding More senior housing with access to the senior center.
2 Acton Middlesex County 22.925 Between 18,001 and 27,000 3.975 Between 3,001 and 4,000 17% 17% or lower 1.148 Between 1,001 and 1,500 people/square mile 131,10 Greater than $120,000 No Yes Yes Full-time paid Yes Transfer station VSO Historical Commission No 50%-74% Yes will be moving to expanded space soon which will also house nursing, VSO and community resources Not provided Not provided dementia friendly, new Senior Center,
3 Acushnet Bristol County 10.374 Between 10,001 and 14,000 2.501 Between 2,001 and 3,000 24% 24%-25% 562 Between 551 and 750 people/square mile 70,38 Between $70,001 and $75,000 Yes No No Full-time paid No No tax work-off program Yes 1%-24% Yes Creating a Friends Group for a 501C3 to raise funds to put an addition onto the COA building. Not provided Yes No specific efforts being conducted
4 Adams Berkshire County 8.319 Between 7,001 and 10,000 2.065 Between 2,001 and 3,000 25% 24%-25% 363 Between 351 and 550 people/square mile 48,42 Less than $50,000 Yes No No Full-time paid Yes Pastel Art Class Yes 50%-74% No Non at this time. We have to barrow space off site for large events or exercise programs which leads to a lack of awareness that it is a COA event. Not provided No complete streets, rail trails, walk ability/bike ability, dementia friendly
5 Agawam Hampden County 28.688 Between 27,001 and 40,000 7.171 Between 7,001 and 10,000 25% 24%-25% 1.234 Between 1,001 and 1,500 people/square mile 60,20 Between $60,001 and $65,000 Yes Yes Yes Full-time paid Yes Home repair Data entry Library organization Yes 25%-49% Yes Not provided Not provided Not provided New outdoor track, bike & river walk
6 Alford Berkshire County 484 Less than 3,000 218 Less than 500 45% 30% or higher 42 Less than 50 people/square mile 98,06 Between $95,001 and $100,000 Not provided Not provided Not provided Not provided Not provided Not provided Not provided Not provided No Not provided Not provided Not provided Not provided
7 Amesbury Essex County 16.907 Between 14,001 and 18,000 3.610 Between 3,001 and 4,000 21% 20%-21% 1.363 Between 1,001 and 1,500 people/square mile 75,86 Between $75,001 and $80,000 No No Yes Full-time paid Yes DPW Library Schools Yes 75%-99% No it is part of our strategic plan to find ways to increase space. Reallocation, offsite options for example Not provided Not provided offers free transportation in town to 60+, senior discounts, safe walkways
8 Amherst Hampshire County 39.482 Between 27,001 and 40,000 4.002 Between 4,001 and 5,500 10% 17% or lower 1.424 Between 1,001 and 1,500 people/square mile 46,00 Less than $50,000 Yes Yes No Full-time paid Yes ESL Tutors in the Library Meals on Wheels Drivers Senior Center Class Instructor No 75%-99% No Our COA Long-Range planning group has prepared a report outlining senior center needs and gave it to the Select Board. Recently we met with the Town Manager to discuss this. In the meantime we are advocating for more space in our community center until Yes Yes We work with students from our 3 colleges to be friendly visitors, help with yardwork, offr recreation programs, participate in our Talent Show.
9 Andover Essex County 34.616 Between 27,001 and 40,000 7.320 Between 7,001 and 10,000 21% 20%-21% 1.116 Between 1,001 and 1,500 people/square mile 134,63 Greater than $120,000 Yes Yes Yes Full-time paid Yes Supervsion of our composting site maintain public parks & gardens CHinese language teacher and interpreter Yes 50%-74% No we are in the process of a feasibility study of the senior center with a projected remodel in 5 years. Yes Yes elder services task force
10 Aquinnah Dukes County 460 Less than 3,000 80 Less than 500 17% 17% or lower 86 Between 50 and 120 people/square mile 62,50 Between $60,001 and $65,000 No No No Full-time paid No No tax work-off program Yes Not provided No Not provided Not provided Yes Not provided
Municipality County Name Total Population Older Adult Population (60+) Percent Senior Population Density Household Median Income Does your COA operate its own vehicle? Does your COA utilize volunteer drivers? Does your COA operate a 'café' or provide snacks? Director characteristics Does your town have a senior tax work-off program? Please name up to 3 of the most unique work placements your seniors have had through the tax work-off program. Does your COA assist people under the age of 60 with meeting their social and financial needs? Approximately what percentage of the programs described in this questionnaire are volunteer-run? Does your COA have a stand alone senior center building? Please describe efforts, if any, being conducted to address the space needs at the COA/senior center (e.g., not enough space for programming, lack of private space or kitchen capacity). Does your COA have a volunteer coordinator on staff? Does your COA do any vetting or referrals for home maintenance services (including handyman services, contractors, snow removal services, and landscaping or yard work services)? Besides age-friendly initiatives, please describe any other efforts your community is engaged in to make the community a better place to age in successfully.

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