Council on Aging (COA)

Important Updates

Council on Aging Update. Council on Aging Director Janet Claypoole provided a video update to the community about all of the volunteer efforts and services provided through this pandemic! Check it out!

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  • 10 am
  • 1st Thursday of the month
  • Community Center
    4 Springdale Avenue
    Room 116
    Dover, MA 02030

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

Responsibilities

The Council on Aging (COA) Director reports to the Council on Aging Board of Directors which is appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Dover Council on Aging coordinates and implements programs to meet the needs of the 60 and older population of Dover and their families. The COA provides programs and services that address the emotional, physical, and social needs of elders.

Our focus is to enable seniors to live independently and comfortably in their own community, promote their well-being, maintain their dignity and enhance their quality of life. The Dover COA is funded in part by grants from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and BayPath Elder Services, Inc.

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

There shall be a seven-member Council on Aging appointed by the Board of Selectmen on a rotating basis of three or four members each year for three-year terms. Each year the Board of Selectmen shall also appoint two associate members of the Council on Aging as non-voting members for one-year terms. The Council shall coordinate or carry out programs designed to meet the needs of the aging in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 40, Section 8B.

View the full Dover Town Code.