Migdalia Castro, Director
165 Church St.
The Department of Elderly Services assists those who are 55 and older to be independent and active and to enjoy a great variety of activities. There are presently 3 Senior Centers offering many choices. In addition, each Center has an active, non-profit membership association that sponsors its own additional activities. Each association elects its own leaders and decides for itself what it would like to do. Some activities are free, some are not. People may sign for those that are of interest to them. There are also opportunities to volunteer in ways that range from knitting to tutoring. Each Senior Center serves lunch at 11:30 am daily. To sign up, please contact the Senior Center of your choice. Kosher meals are available on request at Atwater Senior Center. Transportation is available to each of the Senior Centers.
Seniors---get your benefits. Spend 20 minutes. BenefitsCheckUp quickly finds federal, state and private benefit programs available to help you save money on prescription drugs, health care, meals, utilities, taxes, and more. Apply from home, a library or a senior center or anywhere with an internet-connected computer. You'll need basic information (income and assets, expenses, names of prescription medicines). View a personal report on the benefits you may qualify for. Call 203-946-8550 to schedule an appointment at a City of New Haven senior center. You can also get help to complete the application forms for the benefits to which you are entitled, once you know what they are
2013 Key Dates
View the Commission On Aging, Agendas, Minutes & Reports here
The Elderly Services Monthly Newsletter
February 2014 (English)
February 2014 (Spanish)
Senior Citizen Volunteer Award Luncheon
Blue Book 2014
Senior Of The Year Awards Luncheon
Senior Volunteers Of The Year Awards 2013
The Program plus pictures from the event
Photos from the Healthy Elder Summit
No place like home
What is a snow angel
Information for the Elderly in Spanish
Ceramics at Atwater Senior Center, February, 2012
Left to right Filomena Fiondella, Irrita Osborn, Migdalia Castro (Director), Gwendolyn Grady, Georgiann Dogolo, Michelle Clay-Butler and Doug Toth
Click here to view the calendar of events for the senior centers.
Atwater Senior Center
26 Atwater Street
Elderly Services Specialist: Filomena Fiondella
Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center
255 Goffe Street
Elderly Services Specialist: Irrita Osborn
East Shore Senior Center
411 Townsend Avenue
Elderly Services Specialist: Michelle Clary-Butler
Reservations for lunch must be made 24 hours in advance. Please call the senior center of your choice by noon of the previous day. For a Monday lunch, please call by the previous Friday. There is a suggested donation of $2.
Long Term Care Links
Study by the CT Regional Institute
State of CT June 2007 Connecticut Long-Term Care Needs Assessment, Executive Summary
CT Partnership for Long-Term Care
LONG-TERM CARE REBALANCING IN OTHER STATES. Office of Legislative Research, CT General Assembly
For Elders With Dementia, Musical Awakenings : NPR
NPR Special Series on Aging at Home
For resources from the June 30, 2010 conference on compulsive hoarding, click here.
Here is lots of information on exercise for seniors
Use this link to see the various options for elderly housing within New Haven
New Haven Public Library 50+ Transition Center
Most people want to live in their own home as they age. See our new fact sheet, There 's No Place Like Home in English or in Spanish
Seniors from Dixwell Senior Center rode these 3-wheeled bikes in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade to show them off as a fun way to exercise. Schedule time for your group to try these bikes, accompanied by Park Rangers.