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Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis and why does it happen? Osteoporosis, a term meaning porous bones, is an illness that weakens bones. The disease, which is not a normal part of aging, can be serious.  It can cause broken bones, pain, suffering, and life-altering loss of mobility....

Volunteer Opportunities and Services

Volunteers –  Do you have some free time and would like to get involved in the community? Or do you need a little assistance around the home or doing errands?   At Home In Darien is here to help.  As part of the national aging in place movement to help seniors...

VOLUNTEERING AS A SENIOR

Excerpted with permission from Aginginplace.org which is a resource hub about the specific aspects of aging in place. Their unbiased, informative guides help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions about their homes, finances, health, activities of daily...

ART MUSEUMS

I’ve always been fond of art, and graduated from college with a degree in art history. While I have not worked in a related field, it has served me well, and it is something I truly love.  I am always eager to visit New York City with all its wonderful galleries,...

ADAPTATION TO RETIREMENT

By Michael M. Ego, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut, who teaches the graduate course, “Adaptation and Development in Adulthood”. Dr. Ego was At Home In Darien’s special guest speaker at our Annual Meeting on December...

HOME SAFE HOME

An overwhelming majority of seniors – 89% nationwide and 88% right here in Darien – want to “age in place.” They want to stay in their homes rather than move to alternative retirement settings. There are many benefits to aging in place—most importantly, seniors...

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....

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...

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,...