Elderly Services

About our Division
The city of New Haven highly values our elderly population and is 100% committed to provide quality-of-life support services for its aging population.

The Department of Elderly Services gladly assists those who are 55 and older maintain independence and remain active. We provide case management and assistance referral services for residents with financial, medical, nutritional, legal and housing needs. We operate three senior centers in New Haven.

Atwater    |    Dixwell/Newhallville    |    East Shore 

Seniors are invited to participate in four very special events each year. In May, the Senior Volunteer of the Year luncheon is held. This event honors those that volunteer their time to help our seniors. In August, seniors are invited to the Connecticut Senior Day at Holiday Hill. This outing features many activities and all you can eat and drink throughout the day. In September seniors can go to Connecticut Day at the Big E in Springfield, MA. Luxury motor coaches are provided for transportation. In October, seniors can travel to Bishop Orchards in Guilford, CT for apple-picking and shopping, followed by lunch at the famous Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale Restaurant.

For more information about services provided by our department, the senior centers, or about opportunities to volunteer as a tutor or in any other capacity, please feel free to contact the senior center of your choice.

Our Staff

 Migdalia Castro       Doug Toth               Eneida Arroyo      
 Georgiann Dogolo    Gwendalyn Grady Michelle Clary-Butler  Patrick Decker

Monthly Newsletters / Latest News

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Q House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 15, 2021 

Saturday, October 30th, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven

Please join the Q House Advisory Board, City of New Haven, LEAP, New Haven Free Public Library, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, and the New Haven Department of Elderly Services. In celebrating the revival of the historic Q House and its renewed promise to the community of New Haven.

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**Heat Advisory for our area beginning today**

June 28, 2021 

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for our area beginning today, Monday at noon. The Heat Advisory is expected to end by late Wednesday night unless extended. The heat index will peak in the mid 90’s during Monday through Wednesday.

City splash pads are open for use and it is highly recommended to follow heat preparedness guidelines and safety tips listed below. Find air conditioning, avoid strenuous activities, wear light clothing, check on family members and neighbors, drink plenty of fluids, watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and never leave people or pets in a closed car are some easy safety tips to remember.

Call 911 for any heat-related emergency. Heatwaves can produce many heat-related health issues, and this can happen quickly to those with underlying medical conditions, elderly, children and pets too! Stay hydrated and in cooler locations when possible. Please click here for a list of New Haven - Splash Pad locations

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City of New Haven 2021 Rent Rebate application

March 30, 2021 

The City of New Haven will begin the State of Connecticut Rent Rebate application process on May 16, 2021.

To qualify for the Renter’s rebate program you must be at least 65 years of age, or between the ages of 18 and 64 and designated disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration or be at least 50 years old and a surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of his or her death met the qualifications for the rent rebate.

All applicants must currently reside in Connecticut and have resided in Connecticut for any one-year period prior to filing an application for a rebate.

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Common Scams that Target the Elderly

November 7, 2018 

Click here to view a guide to common scams that target the elderly. It addresses the common tactics and schemes used against the elderly and ways to be safe and aware. Useful tips on how they can protect themselves from scams and covers the various fraud tactics that scammers commonly use.


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Migdalia Castro



165 Church Street
1st Floor Atrium
New Haven, CT 06510

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