Council on Aging

Dawn Folopoulos 

Executive Director
(781) 665-4304

Mission: To 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


Milano Center

Milano Center was constructed by converting and expanding the historic Beebe Estate Carriage House, circa 1897 and re-opening in 1995.  Each year, close to 1,000 participants attend the over 20,000 social, recreational, health and educational programs offered at the center.

Some of the services administered by the Council’s professional staff include:

Art Courses
Ask a Nurse
BP & Weight Check
Chair Yoga
Chair Caning
Coloring for Adults
Community Dinner
Computer Help
Creative Writing
Falun Gong
Hearing Screening
Information & Referral
Jewelry Making
Lending Library
Line Dancing
Notary Service
Outreach Services
Post Office Services
Primetime Fitness
Property Tax Work Off
SHINE Counselor
Silver Stringers
Strong Bones
Swedish Weaving
Tax Assistance
Tai Chi
Today’s News
Transportation – Free
Volunteer Opportunities


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.

Additional Resources

Senior Housing Options
Volunteer Opportunities
Milano Center Room Rental Request

Council on Aging Minibus

council1The Council on Aging is pleased to provide “Curb to Curb” transportation for Melrose residents age 60+.
(See additional transportation options)

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

Support Us–Friends of the Milano Center

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

Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to

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

 More Help–Important Links & Resources for Seniors