The Institute for Mature Adults

Mainstream is an innovator in exciting educational programming and career change options designed for adults 50 and older. The options below are tailored to meet the needs of mature adults. Additional information by calling the Mainstream office at 914-606-6793 or by emailing

Your favorite Mainstream leisure and enrichment classes, plus many others, can now be found throughout this brochure. Look for the “sun” symbol to find daytime classes!

Senior Audit

Select college credit courses may be audited by Westchester County residents 60 years of age and older on a space-available basis. Requirements include payment of an $8 student services fee and a non-refundable $5 registration fee (each semester) and submission of proof of residence and age. You may register for a maximum of two classes each semester as a senior auditor. Senior audit registration for the Fall semester will take place in person on campus or at the Extension Centers in Mount Vernon, Yonkers-Cross County, White Plains, Ossining, and Peekskill. Registration for a course on the main campus in Valhalla will take place on Thurs. Sept. 3; for an off campus course it will take place on Wed., Sept. 9. Call us at 914-606-6793 for more information or go to

The Center for the Mature Worker

The Center for the Mature Worker assists adults 50 and older who are looking to change careers, upgrade their skills, or start their own businesses. Courses are designed to help participants gain the skills needed to successfully compete in today’s job market.

Medical Administrative Assistant Training
Medical administrative assistants work in a variety of medical settings such as physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, research laboratories, public health departments and health maintenance organizations. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA) offered by the National Healthcareer Association. This 100-hour program will be begin in the early fall. For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email

Operation Talent Bank: Job Search Skills & Computer Training
Designed for adults who are actively looking for work. Includes 15 hours of job search skills (resume writing, interviewing skills, self-assessment, and job search strategies) and 15 hours of computer training including MS Excel and PowerPoint. This program is sponsored by the Women’s Research and Education Fund in partnership with the Westchester County Office for Women. Cost: $30 (+ $13 student fees). For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email

Small Business Training Designed for Mature Adults
Have you always thought of starting your own business or do you currently have a home business that you’d like to expand? Whether you are new to the business world or have prior experience, this training program will prepare you for success as an entrepreneur and will help you to develop and refine your plan, manage cash flow and operations, with a focus on issues of concern to mature entrepreneurs. This 35-hour course will begin early 2016. Cost: $450 (+ $13 student fees, + textbook). For more information call 914-606-6659 or email

The Livable Community Connection
Interested in creating a livable community where people of all ages can have access to needed services and live happy, active lives? Contact the Northwest Coordinator for the Livable Community Connection, a partnership with Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services at 914-606-6528 or email

COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning is a membership organization created in 2004 to combine serious study and social exchange. Each COLLEGIUM semester features a different array of courses in the arts and sciences, all led by exceptional volunteers with expertise in the subjects they teach. Participants are encouraged to engage in classroom discussion, and the schedule allows for informal discussion between sessions and during breaks.  Fall Collegium begins in October