Here's the latest from the Dover Council on Aging.

Some events require reservations. Please call 508-315-5734 to reserve a space, or go to and click on Council on Aging in the “Dover’s Quick Links” section. Questions? Call the COA and speak to Janet Claypoole, director.

Town Hall will be closing at 1 p.m. on Fridays, including the COA.

Need a ride to COA lunches or events? Please call the COA, and we will arrange a free ride.

Men’s Lunch Club

The Sherborn Council on Aging invites Dover men to join its Men’s Lunch group to enjoy lunch at the Heritage, 33 North Main St., Sherborn, on Monday, Oct. 23, at noon. Please contact the Sherborn COA at 508-651-7858 if you are interested in attending this monthly program.

Dover Foundation

As you clean out your closets, please keep the Dover Foundation in mind. They are always looking for vintage clothing such as gloves, hats, purses, blouses, skirts, dresses … even vintage luggage pieces.

The foundation is celebrating 70 years on stage, and is selling a $40 hardcover book filled with photos and memories of their shows. Contact for details.

Special programs

Circle of Friends Lunch — Tuesday, Oct. 24, noon, Grace Church. Please join us for a homemade lunch and conversation with friends. RSVP by Oct. 19.

Halloween Party Luncheon — Tuesday, Oct. 31, noon, Caryl Center. Food, drink and witches brew; costumes optional. Lunch sponsored by the Ellis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Norwood. RSVP by Oct. 25.

Board of Health Clinic — Tuesday, Oct. 24, Upper Town Hall. By appointment with the Board of Health. This clinic will be for the flu, shingles, pneumonia and DTAP shots.

Harvest Brunch — Sunday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dover American Legion. Tickets for day of event $45. Proceeds help the Friends of the Dover COA provide classes, trips and more for Dover’s seniors. For information, visit

Save the Dates — Medicare Health Plan Options, Thursday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m., Room 108, Caryl Center; Senior Scams, Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m., Room 108, Caryl Center.

Travel News

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, come for a lunch trip to the 1761 Old Mill Restaurant in Westminster. Sign up soon, as space is limited.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, come for a lunch trip to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury. Enjoy a classic new England meal, or try something new and seasonal. Space is limited to 10.

On Friday, Nov. 17, travel to Boston to enjoy a buffet luncheon at Symphony Hall and first balcony seats for a 1:30 p.m. performance of Boston Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi and Martin Helchem, Pianist. Cost is $34 and due at signup to hold seats. Performance is selling out quickly, so please sign up soon with the COA to reserve a spot. Space is limited to 10 seats. (sold out).

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, come explore the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. Admission is $12; café open for lunch. Transportation provided by the Friends of the COA. Space is limited.

On Thursday, Dec. 14, join us as we travel to Boston Symphony Hall for a memorable Holiday Boston Pops performance. Enjoy lunch at a Boston restaurant before the 4 p.m. matinee performance at Symphony Hall. Cost is $114 per person with sponsorship from the Friends of the Dover COA.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, celebrate the season with a holiday lunch at the historic Concord Inn. Space is limited to 10. Transportation provided by the Dover COA.

Space is limited; call the Dover COA to sign up.

Ongoing Activities

TEA TIME WITH FRIENDS — Friday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m., Room 108, Caryl Center.

BLOOD PRESSURE — Friday, Oct. 20, 10:45 a.m., Room 108. Caryl Center. With the Walpole VNA. Meet with the VNA nurse to check your blood pressure and blood sugar.

BLUE MOON BAGELS AND BREADS — Thursday, Oct. 26, Room 116, Caryl Center. Donated baked goods are available for pickup after 10 a.m.

FOOT DOCTOR — Thursday, Nov. TBA, 9-10:45 a.m., Room 116, Caryl Center. Cost is $30. Call for appointments. Home visits also available for $50 with podiatrist Dr. Douglas John.

SENIOR COFFEE HOUR — Friday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m., Room 108, Caryl Center. Please join us for coffee and conversation.

BOCCE — 10 a.m. at the American Legion. All are welcome.

SHINE — Questions about Medicare or health insurance? Call the COA for an appointment with SHINE counselor Renee Rubin.

KNITTING — Mondays at 11:30 a.m., Caryl Center, Room 108. Beginners and experienced knitters welcome. Bring a project on your own, or you can join the knitters who make hats, booties and blankets for those in need with donated yarn. All are welcome.

MAH JONGG — Thursdays at 1 p.m., Caryl Center, Room 108. All levels welcome.

CHI GONG — Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Dover Town Library, Community Room. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., Caryl Center, Room 108. $3 per class. Perfect for all levels.

YOGA FOR WELLNESS — Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Caryl Center, Room 215. $3 per class.

MEDITATION — Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Caryl Center, Room 215. $3 per class.

STRENGTH AND STABILITY — Tuesdays, 9-9:50 a.m.; Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Caryl Center, Room 215. $3 per class. Bring water; equipment is provided.

PICKLEBALL — Mondays, Caryl Center gym. Choose a session starting at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. The game is a combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis. There are up to four players per 45-minute session. Call the COA and sign up for a time slot. Co-sponsored with the Parks and Recreation Department.

ZUMBA GOLD — Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:45-11:30 a.m., Caryl Center, gym. $3 per class.