The first of six meetings this month to help CTA and Pace riders transfer balances from existing fare cards to Ventra cards will be held Monday, officials said.

Staff from the Regional Transportation Authority and the CTA also will be on hand to help customers, including senior citizens and disabled individuals, activate and use their new Ventra and Ventra reduced-fare and ride-free permits, as well as provide help if a new permit has not yet been received, officials said.

The Ventra meetings will be held:

•From 10 a.m. to noon Monday  at the Carter G. Woodson Library auditorium, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Truman College's Novar Hall, Room 3426, 3rd floor, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago.

•From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Forest Park Library, in the Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

•From noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Rooms 1&2, 2102 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago.

•From 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the RTA Board Room, 16th floor, 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.

•From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Southwest Regional Center, Rooms 2, 3 and 4, 6117 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago.