After having been in the town hall for many years, Dover’s Council on Aging made the move on Monday to an office at the Caryl Community Center across the street.
“We couldn’t use the room at certain hours, there wasn’t much privacy in the old space,” Council on Aging administrative assistant Suzanne Sheridan said. The Council on Aging had moved some of their activities to the Caryl building, but with new offices, seniors who would like to meet in private with members of the Council on Aging can do that in the newly acquired space.
Sheridan said if seniors wish to speak with a member of the council on private matters such as finances and insurance, they can now do so. Before, conversations had to be held in a small space that was shared with other town offices.
“This is a nice spot for us,” Sheridan said. “It’s nicer than we anticipated.”
The bigger space will allow seniors to come in, enjoy a cup of coffee, read a magazine or for the council to hold some activities without the restrictions for a new office space.
"Twenty percent of Dover's citizens are 60 and older, so this move just made sense," she said.
The new office in the Caryl Center is room 116. The Council on Aging also has a new number. To reach the offices, call 508-315-5734.