Council on Aging

Dawn Folopoulos 

Executive Director
(781) 665-4304

Advocate for senior citizens and sponsor services and programs that promote their health and well-being and help them live with dignity.

SeniorCenter2Council on Aging Office
235 West Foster Street
(781) 665-4304
SeniorCenterMilano Senior Center
201 West Foster Street
(781) 662-6886

The seven member Council on Aging meets on the third Thursday of each month, excepting July & August, at 9:30 a.m. in the Milano Senior Center. The public is invited to attend. The Council on Aging consists of seven volunteers appointed by the City to meet the needs of residents, age 60 and over, and their families. It works to improve elders’ quality of life and to help them remain in their homes.

Council on Aging Members

Mary Edwards
Barbara Kenworthy
Martha Quigley
Sue Worrall
John Capuano
Shawn Murphy

Some of the services administered by the Council’s professional staff include information and referral, free local transportation, outreach services, SHINE (health information) and Property Tax Work-Off, Teen-Aging programs, and Friendly Visiting programs.

The historic Milano Senior Center was built as a carriage house in 1897. Renovated and expanded, it reopened as the Milano Senior Center in 1995. Each month, approximately 750-900 senior citizens attend the many social, recreational, health and educational programs offered at the center. Some of the more than 25 regular programs include weekday lunches, Tai Chi and yoga classes, arts and crafts, board and card games, line dancing and aerobics classes, writing classes, and support groups.


Milano Senior Center

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Council on Aging Office

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Council on Aging Minibus

council1Melrose residents age 60 and over are welcome to use the minibus for rides to medical and other appointments within Melrose.

For Information or to Schedule a Ride

Weekdays between 8:30am & 11:45am

Please call 781-665-4304

Weekdays Between 12:00pm & 3:30 pm

Please call 781-662-2030

Melrose Friends of the Aging

Support the Milano Senior Center and the programs and services of the Council on Aging by joining the Friends.

Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to

Melrose Friends of the Aging, Inc.
C/O Milano Senior Center
201 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176