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That is the perception of most residents, and yes, the staff is dedicated to care for them, but the vast majority of the senior community is healthy and self-sufficient. The Dover Council on Aging serves the entire post-60 community with programs to stimulate every aspect of mind and body while encouraging social interaction with fellow Doverites.
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The Dover Council on Aging’s office and some of its activities are housed in the Dover Town House lower level, 5 Springdale Avenue, Dover Center.
Formerly, the COA office and activities were at the Caryl Community Center, 4 Springdale Avenue, Dover Center, lower level. The building is currently under renovation and we expect to return to the new facility in the Fall of 2024.
Our hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
The Dover Council on Aging offers a great selection of programs and activities:
View the monthly Council on Aging (COA) Newsletter that lists the current activities, or phone the COA at 508-315-5734.
By all means! We welcome anyone, even non-residents.
The Council on Aging would like to provide an informational sheet created by the Chief of Police regarding “How to Stay in Touch (PDF)” when fiber optic phone systems go out during power outages.
The Friends is a non-profit (501 C-3) organization whose sole purpose is to fund raise for the COA’s programs and services. It is made up of dedicated volunteers, and offers membership and programs throughout the year. The "Friends of Dover COA" is always open to volunteers’ suggestions.
To RSVP for a Dover COA event, you can use our online Dover COA Program Sign Up Form. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with the event info and names of attendees or call the COA office at 508.315.5734 to speak with staff.
We offer information and assistance and can connect you to applicable resources accordingly. Phone 508-315-5734, or email the Director.
Yes, we have slightly used medical equipment available for loan to Dover seniors:
Call 508-315-5734 for availability.
The COA can connect you with resources for fuel assistance. Contact the COA at 508.315.5734 for support.
The town has a Veterans Services Officer. Reach Paul Carew via email or at 508-326-6470.
Our SHINE counselor is available to answer questions on Medicare and Social Security, contact the Council on Aging (COA) to set up an appointment.