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GRATITUDE

  As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it’s a good time to reflect on what is truly important in life.  Gratitude helps us look on the bright side and reminds us of to be thankful. Practicing gratitude provides physical, psychological and social benefits.  Studies...

VETTED SERVICE PROVIDERS

  Have you ever needed a plumber, electrician, handyman (fill in the blank) for any home service, but not known where to turn for a good and trustworthy recommendation? If you don’t have a personal referral, the idea of opening the yellow pages or looking online seems...

DEMENTIA

On August 21st, in conjunction with the Darien Library, At Home In Darien presented a conversation with Mary Hogan, author of the novel Left: A Love Story. Beth Paris, Director of Darien Senior Programs, spoke with Ms. Hogan about her novel, the story of a woman who...

CAN A PET IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH?

If you are a pet owner like myself, you know how wonderful pets can be.  Our family has a dog, a 7 year old Wheaton Terrier named Bailey and a goldfish that we think is about 9 years old who we affectionately call “Lil’ Brother”. The dog is a lot of work, the fish,...

CAN YOUR PHONE MAKE YOU SMART?

Someone said to me, “I may have a smart phone, but it doesn’t make me smart!” That made me laugh but it also made me think about the fancy applications (apps) many of us have downloaded on our phones. What can we do with them? How can they make us smarter? It’s time...

DEHYDRATION

Dehydration Summer is almost here and it will be hot!  As we get older, we have to pay attention to fluid loss (better known as dehydration), particularly in the heat. While it makes sense to be aware of this in warm weather, dehydration can happen at any time of the...

KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP

Preserving your mental sharpness as you age is easier than you think. Keeping your brain active is simple and a fun way to fend off forgetfulness. Here are some tips for staying mentally sharp as we age. Control cholesterol and blood pressure. It is believed that...

AT HOME IN DARIEN MEMBERSHIP

People are often surprised when they learn that they are automatically enrolled as a member of At Home In Darien when they turn 60 and that membership is free! Being a member means you’re part of a group – and we think At Home in Darien is a very important and special...

NEW MEDICARE CARDS

Are you one of the over 55 million people in America enrolled in Medicare?  You should know that starting next month, Medicare will be mailing out new cards. Your card will have a new and unique 11 digit number instead of your social security number. This will help...

Taxi Anyone?

Taxi Anyone? We’re excited to bring a Half-price Taxi Voucher Program to Darien! This new program will give Darien seniors and people with disabilities access to affordable on-demand transportation.  But you’re probably wondering why we’ve added this service because...