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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Rent Rebate Information

August 21, 2020 

The City of New Haven will begin the Rent Rebate application process on
August 24th. To qualify for the Renters rebate program, you must be at least 65 years of
age, between 18 and 64 years old and disabled as defined by Social Security or be at least
50 years old, reside in CT and are a surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of his
or her death qualified for the rent rebate. All applicants must 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.


Contact Us

Migdalia Castro



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

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