It’s no news that the 50+ population is growing, nor is it news that baby-boomers are aging differently than the generations that preceded them. Their – your – expectations for the future may be more ambitious and definitely more exciting.
Still, there is a great deal to consider. If you are thinking about preparing for a new career, retirement, continuing education, managing your finances, travel, greater involvement in your community, spending more time with your grandchildren, or a host of other subjects, the 50+ Transition Center has the resources to ease your concerns and stimulate your mind.
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. If you enjoy poetry–reading, writing, listening to it–consider participating in the library’s 5th annual Poetry Contest. Open to all who live, work or study in New Haven, ages 9-190, complete with cash prizes, publication in New Haven Review, and celebration at a Reception on April 27 at 1 pm. Click here for all the details!
50+ Book Picks
The following programs take place at the 50+ Transition Center, Ives Main Library, unless otherwise indicated.
One-On-One Computer Classes
If you are 50 years of age or older, sign up for computer tutoring across generations. One hour one-on-one sessions at your pace on Tuesdays from 4-5 pm or 5:10 to 6:10 pm. No prior knowledge of computers is necessary.
Register by calling 203-946-7001. Leave your name, telephone number and any questions. Your call will be returned to confirm your spot.
- weekly Wednesday classes 1-2 pm, all fitness levels; bring your own mat. $5. Drop-ins welcome. At Ives Main Library. Call 204-946-8835 for details.
Ask a Lawyer
Need help with a legal question? Have a private conversation with a lawyer. Sign in at the 50+ Transition Center starting at 5:20 pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7 pm – first come, first served.
Free Benefits Screening for Individuals Over 60
Determine if you are receiving all the benefits to which you are entitled, including prescription drugs, energy assistance, financial assistance and more. Offered the 2nd Wednesday of the month, noon- 2 pm.
Saturday Tai Chi
with Kathleen Brenner, at Ives Main Library, Jan. 5-Feb. 9, 2013. $30 for 6-week series. Register at 203-946-8835.
Links to our partners
Following are the websites of organizations that provide useful information to older adults. We encourage you to suggest the websites of other nonprofit and government agencies that should be included here.
East Rock Village – Living in your community, staying in your home -
50+ Transition Center
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
50+ Transition Center and Volunteer Coordinator