Abuse of elders takes many different forms, some involving intimidation or threats against the elderly, some involving neglect, and others involving financial exploitation. Here you'll find Information on how to prevent, protect and eliminate the mistreatment of elders. Plus, if you've ever been a victim of age discrimination, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) can help. Find out when and how to file a complaint at MCAD and what to bring with you when you meet for the investigative conference.
There are many types of independent living facilities, from apartment complexes to separate houses. They come in a range of costs, including subsidized housing for low income older adults. Continuing care retirement facilities provide independent living as well as other housing with more services at the same facility.
Get tips here on low-cost, convenient public transportation designed to get you where you need to go, when you need to go there. Do you drive a car to work? If not, it is vital that you check out these alternative means of transportation, including accessible transportation options for the elderly and people with disabilities.
Ready to retire from your job with the Commonwealth? Learn about the new Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA); Treasurer's office telephone extension changes; new tax tables; changes in health insurance premiums; list of deceased retirees whose Option B benefits have been unclaimed, and more.
Learn about the importance of Social Security survivors' insurance and what you need to know about survivor benefits if you're working or a relative dies.
Staying involved after retirement keeps you young. Working full- or part-time can exercise your mind and boost your retirement income, while taking a new class is a great way to sharpen your brain and make new connections. Plus, helping others is a great way to give back to the community.
Information on a variety of state income and property tax benefits available for Massachusetts elders and retirees. This page also contains links to other state and federal agencies that you may find useful.