Council on Aging (COA)

The Dover Council on Aging (COA) provides programs and services to meet the educational, social, and health and wellness needs of Dover residents age 60 and older. The COA focuses on empowering seniors to live independently, promote well-being, maintain dignity, and enhance quality of life.

The COA coordinates and implements programs that address health and nutrition, safety and security, as well as travel, entertainment, culture and education. Outreach and supportive services are available, including advocacy as well as resources for families.

Programs  are offered in person and virtually from Fitness to Cooking to Coffee with friends.  Please see the COA Newsletter for a listing of services and programs available. If you need support, please reach out to the staff at Dover COA at 508.315.5734.  


  • 9:30 amFooter Town of Dover
  • 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Meetings are in person at Dover Town House

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Term Expiration
Robert CocksChair2025
Maureen DilgMember2026
Geraldine WiseMember2026
Rev. Peter DiSantoMember2025
Cindy HolmesMember2025
Elizabeth HaganMember2024
Gilbert ThisseMember2024
Annemarie ThompsonAssociate Member2024

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.