50+ Transition Center

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.

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50+ Programs

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. NEW!!
    Monday classes added in May and June; Friday classes added in June.  Same time and deal: drop in, $5, bring your own mat




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, Every Saturday unless otherwise indicated, 11:30-12:30, on the Terrace in good weather, inside when raining. $8 per class, payable to instructor. Drop-ins welcome. 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.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Connecticut Money School

American Library Association (ALA)

HomeHaven – Living in your community, staying in your home -

US Department of State (for passports)

Connecticut Department on Social Services, Aging Services Division



50+ Transition Center
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Kate Cosgrove
50+ Transition Center and Volunteer Coordinator