Jul 26, 2014

Reminder: Dover COA to Host Open Discussion on Senior Needs in Town

Dover seniors will discuss the possibility of a senior center in town along with other issues at the meeting.

Reminder: Dover COA to Host Open Discussion on Senior Needs in Town

The following is a release from the Dover Council on Aging.

The Dover Council on Aging, funded by the Friends of the Council on Aging, will hold a luncheon at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Caryl Community Center. 

The topic of discussion will be a needs assessment of Dover’s senior residents. 

Seniors account for 22% of Dover’s population (age 60+). The Baby Boomer generation is turning 65 and Dover’s senior citizen population is climbing rapidly. As we age, we need more services to maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle.

At the present time, Dover has inadequate facilities for current programs being offered by the Council on Aging and no space for new programs and services that seniors are requesting, such as Life Time Learning. Many of these services require a safe, congenial environment where seniors participate in social, educational and cultural programs. 

Please join us for an open discussion on building a senior center that will provide a dedicated space in one location for senior activities, meals, and an opportunity to socialize with our friends and neighbors. 

We will also be discussing our proposal for a wheel chair accessible van which will pick up seniors at their homes for shopping, medical appointments, COA events and other activities. 

These are important topics for all our seniors and those about to become seniors. 

State Rep. Denise Garlick and State Sen. Michael Rush, along with the Dover Selectmen, will be in attendance.

RSVP by June 1 to the Dover COA at 508-785-0032, Ext. 246 or email coa@doverma.org.

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