Mainstream Programs for Mature Adults

To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1

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.

Mainstream in the Community
Join us this for a series of fun and informative seminars in local communities on a variety of creative and interesting topics. All welcome!

Marriage as a Social Construct: What’s Love Got to Do with it?
Marriage is commonly thought of as private contract. Trace the history of marriage as a social institution in our country from the pioneer era, though prohibitions against slave marriage, polygamy, cross-racial marriage, and finally same-sex marriage. Held at The Loft, 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains. Tues., Mar. 28, 11:30 am-1:00 pm. N Browand.
Funding for the above seminar is provided by The Loft, LGBT Community Center.
Call 914-948-2932 Ext. 12 to register. All welcome!

Creating Your Own Self-Portrait
Train your hand and eyes to observe closely. You always have a model: yourself! Learn how to do a self-portrait from a practicing artist. Bring a mirror, paper and pencils. Held at Ossining Extension Center, Arcadian Shopping Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue, Ossining.
Thurs., Mar. 2, 1:00-2:30 pm, $5. A Palm.
For further information or to register for the above class, call 914-606-6528 or email

Reclaiming PINKSTER
Pinkster is the oldest celebration of Africans in America. Popular from the 17th-19th century, this historic spring event is the most documented example of African cultural traditions. Join us as we explore the history of Pinkster, using period documents and the African cultures of the enslaved, and discover ways you can help to reclaim this vital piece of American history. Held at the Mt. Vernon Armory, 144 N. 5th Avenue, Mt. Vernon.
Thurs., Apr. 20, 10:00-11:30 am. L Nahon.

Funding for the above seminar is provided by the Mt. Vernon Recreation Department. Call the Office for the Aging at 914-665-2315 to register.

Attention Community Leaders: If you would like a similar program in your local community, or for your organization, please contact us for costs and details.

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

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 (payable by credit card or check) 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 Spring semester will take place in person at the Valhalla campus in January. Call us at 914-606-6793 for more information or go to for more information and instructions on how to search for open classes.