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Council on Aging 
235 W. Foster Street

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.

Senior Center
Senior Center
Council on Aging Office
235 West Foster Street
Voice/TTY (781) 665-4304
  Milano Senior Center
201 West Foster Street
(781) 662-6886
Eileen Olsen, Chairperson
Kay McCarte, Secretary
Rosemary Behrle
Mary Edwards
Barbara Kenworthy
Rick Mockler
Georgie Lewis, Coordinator
Doreen Lam, Social Worker
Deb Rizzo, Program Coordinator
Corrine Roselli, Dispatcher
Sara Linnehan, Dispatcher

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. 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.

Catch a ride on the Council on Aging minibus.

Melrose 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, please call:
781-665-4304 weekday mornings between 8:30 & 11:45 a.m. and
781-662-2030 weekday afternoons between 12:00 & 3:30 p.m.

Check out the Melrose Mirror written by the "Silver Stringers" at the Milano Senior Center

Looking Ahead
COA monthly newsletter that lists regular programs, events, and reports
on topics of interest to senior citizens.

Other sites of interest: 

Mystic Valley Elder Services


Family Caregiver Handbook

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



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