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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 most of its activities are housed at the Caryl Community Center, 4 Springdale Avenue, Dover Center, lower level. Parking is available at the rear of the building off Whiting Road. Parking for the disabled is available on Springdale Avenue in front of the main entrance.
Our hours are Monday through Friday 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.
There are sign-up sheets at the COA, Room 116 in the Community Center at 4 Springdale Avenue. Also, you can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the COA office at 508.315.5734.
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.
Not directly, but we can connect you with a resource. For fuel assistance please contact the Dover Energy Coordinator.
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.