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MAY 2019

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Friday, May 10th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Avenue
At Home In Darien is celebrating 10 years of providing meaningful services to seniors. Please plan to join us for a special anniversary fundraiser to honor individuals who have contributed to the success of At Home In Darien. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.athomeindarien.org. RSVP by April 30th. We will also host a town-wide celebration September 29th at Weed Beach. 

SPECIAL EVENT AT OSTEOSTRONG-HOW PROPER NUTRITION AND SKELETAL STRENGTH CONDITIONING CAN HELP OSTEOPOROSIS
Tuesday, May 21st, 9:00am – 12:00pm, at OsteoStrong, Goodwives Shopping Center
Tickets are $20 with proceeds benefitting At Home In Darien and At Home in Greenwich, and can be purchased at www.Osteoct.com or by calling 203-900-1661.
Bone density scans, stretching, hydromassage, local CRYO therapy, PEMF will begin at 9:00am. Q&A Sessions with special guests at 10:00am with Dr. Guglin, F.A.C.S. a general surgeon and owner of LiveleanRx and Christine O’Day, inspirational influencer, health and wellness coach and functional diagnostics nutrition practitioner.  Skeletal strength conditioning sessions will start at 11:00am.

HOLIDAY CLOSING
Our office will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Monday, May 27th
On behalf of the Town of Darien and the Memorial Day Parade Committee, we would like you to attend Darien’s 2019 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. We are looking for walkers and riders to participate. Please contact us if you are interested at 203-655-2227 or email jennifer@athomeindarien.org

MEMBERSHIP CARD OFFERS
Membership card offers are updated for 5/1/2019 – 8/31/2019. Please to click here to find the latest membership card offers. Remember every Darien senior 60+ is a member at no charge. Let us know if you need a membership card. 

HALF PRICE TAXI VOUCHERS FOR SALE
Seniors and people with disabilities are able to purchase taxi vouchers from At Home In Darien at half the value of the voucher for rides whenever and wherever you want to go. Call At Home In Darien at 203-655-2227 for more information, or stop by our office weekdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm to purchase vouchers.

NEED A RIDE TO ONE OF THESE GREAT EVENTS?

Call At Home In Darien at 203-655-2227. We offer transportation services for Darien seniors and the disabled within Darien, Stamford, Norwalk and New Canaan. Our service hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please give us as much advance notice as possible to book your reservation. A voluntary contribution is appreciated. For service to other locations, at times outside of our service hours, or when you want to be accompanied to a medical appointment, ask for a Friendly Volunteer Driver.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS, DATES, AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
PLEASE CONFIRM WITH THE ORGANIZATION PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

RAMONA GARCIA PRESENTS, “MOTHERS OF THE TUDOR DYNASTY: MOTHERS OF HENRY VIII’S HEIRS AND THE WIFE WHO RAISED THEM”
Wednesday, May 1st, 2:00pm at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, 203-662-1090
Historian Ramona Garcia’s expertise in historical figures provides you with a unique perspective on European Royalty and literary figures. The first in the series titled, “Mothers of the Tudor Dynasty,” Garcia will focus on Catherine of Aragon. Henry VIII, King of England from 1509 to 1547, was married six times. Explore the lives of four of his wives who left more than a passing influence on his life. 

LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTORS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK: PART 1
Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
A four-week series looking at legendary directors and films shot in New York and Paris. This initial session focuses on New York City as we like to imagine it – the “fake” Big Apple of classic Hollywood back lot musicals (“It’s Always Fair Weather”), dramas (“Saboteur”), and romances (“The Clock”), and their later influences (“New York, New York”).

LOCAL ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION FOR FEATURED ARTIST NOBU MIKI
Thursday, May 2nd, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, 203-662-1090
Darien artist Nobu Miki’s work has been called Modern Folk Art. Nobu has painted scenes of the New England countryside and the towns of Darien and New Canaan. Many of her paintings are in private and public collections. She has designed the cover of the Darien Parks & Recreation Department brochure 2008 -2016, and many local nonprofits have used her works to raise money at silent and live auctions. She has established herself as one of the most recognizable and beloved artists in Darien. An opening wine and cheese reception will take place where participants can preview her work and meet the artist directly all while enjoying light refreshments. Miki’s work will be on display throughout the month of May from 9:00am – 5:00pm every day.

COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS PROJECT 
Thursdays, starting May 2nd, 7:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
A rapidly growing body of scientific evidence indicates that meditation and mindfulness improve physical and emotional well-being, with benefits including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, and compassion. CMP’s secular, science-based teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning. Each session can function as a stand-alone session, with no prior or ongoing attendance required, and is comprised of a brief introduction, instruction on Mindfulness practice, and a guided meditation followed by a question and answer session. Attendees will be seated and no special clothing or equipment required.

SCOTT PELLEY, CORRESPONDENT, 60 MINUTES, “TRUTH WORTH TELLING”
Thursday, May 2nd, 7:00pm reception, 7:45pm presentation at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road
Scott Pelley is among the most experienced reporters in American journalism and has been a correspondent to the award-winning CBS 60 Minutes since 2004. In his almost 30 years at the network, Pelley has also been the anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News, covering the major stories of our times and interviewing the news makers who have changed our world. Barrett Bookstore will be offering a special presale of his forthcoming memoir, Truth Worth Telling, at the event. Tickets are $30 DCA members $45 public. Ticket prices include a wine reception. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. View further details online at dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 extension 10.

46th ANNUAL DARIEN BOY SCOUTS TAG SALE
Sunday, May 5th, 8:00am – 4:00pm at the Scout Cabin,140 West Avenue
Clean out those closets and rooms as you help support your local Scouting community while earning a tax deduction. Donations will be accepted beginning April 14th.  Call 203-656-1830 for more information.

ART GOTTLIEB, LCSW: The OX-BOW INCIDENT
Monday, May 6th, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Released by 20th Century Fox in 1943, “The Ox-Bow Incident” was nominated for Best Picture, losing only to the film “Casablanca”. Set in 1885 Nevada, this film offers powerful performances by a star-studded cast to yield a powerful message about power, impulsivity and the meaning of justice.  “The Ox-Bow Incident” was adapted from a novel of the same name by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.

WEEKLY DROP-IN DUPLICATE BRIDGE
Mondays, starting May 6th, 12:30pm at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road
Tom Hunter of Come Play Bridge is the duplicate bridge director. Monday games will now be a $13 open game, without a DCA membership requirement, to help players obtain more master points. Tom will be using hands from The Common Game, so hand records will be available. Games will be stratified, and Tom will also be available both before and after the weekly games for questions and discussion. No reservations are required. View further details online at dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 ext. 10.

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH
Monday, May 6th, 6:30pm at Waveny LifeCare Network, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan
Presented by Amy Kiser, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and Health Coach, and Dr. Amanda M Craig, PhD, Marriage & Family Therapist.

MAH JONGG: LEARN TO PLAY CLASS
Starting Tuesdays May 7th, 14th, 21st, and June 4th, 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road
Longtime local resident Donna Holt will teach players the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered. DCA members: $95. Public: $115 Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, May 3rd. Minimum enrollment applies. View further details online at dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 ext. 10.

WOMEN’S LUNCHEON: “OUR ICONIC GREENS LEDGE LIGHTHOUSE”
Tuesday, May 7th, 12:15pm – 2:00pm at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road
While admiring the sunset backdrop to Greens Ledge Lighthouse, Tim Pettee’s daughter stumbled upon the announcement of an auction to purchase it from the federal government, which had owned it since its construction in 1902. He bought it at that auction for $150,000. With the help of Brendan McGee of 101 Ice Cream restaurant in Rowayton and a small board of directors, the lighthouse has been undergoing extensive renovations. Hear the most up to date exciting plans and progress. Luncheon will be provided by Michael Joseph’s Catering. Prepayment is required by noon on Monday, May 6th. Cost is $20 DCA members $35 public. View further details online at dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 ext. 10.

MEET THE AUTHOR: CHRIS CROWLEY
Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
Chris Crowley, author of the Younger Next Year series, will be the featured speaker. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Barrett Bookstore. Refreshments will be served. Over one million people have changed their lives with Chris Crowley’s New York Times best-selling Younger Next Year books (written with Internist and Columbia Medical School Professor, Henry S. Lodge, M.D.) Thousands more have delighted to hear the message live in Chris’s talks all over the world. His talks concern the most important things in your life: your health, energy, effectiveness and functional youth.

GUIDED PLAY MAH JONGG
Wednesdays, May 8th and 22nd, 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road
Here’s a chance to meet other players and benefit from consistent play. The two week session will offer lots of playing time and the chance to sharpen your game, with instructor Donna Holt on hand to oversee play. She will be available to help with all aspects of the game, from choosing your hand, to guiding the group through rules or etiquette questions that arise. Meet others mad for Mah Jongg and build your confidence with a seasoned teacher in an encouraging atmosphere. Please bring your 2019 card to each class. Please note players should be familiar with both rules of play and the NMJL card. DCA members $35/Public $45. Prepayment is required by Monday, May 6th. Minimum enrollment applies. View further details online at dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 ext. 10.

CT PHARMACY: ALLERGIES
Wednesday, May 8th, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Unfortunately, some of the nicest weather and foliage during the year is accompanied by an onslaught of allergens. As pollen fills the air, people afflicted by seasonal allergies begin to groan. Like millions of Americans, seniors are not exempt from bothersome allergy symptoms. However, seniors often have complicating factors such as chronic diseases that can make it difficult to manage and treat their watery eyes and stuffy noses. (aging.com) Diane Corba, Pharmacist with CT Pharmacy will present a program on ways to treat seasonal allergies, when to talk to an allergist, and some natural remedies to ward off the sniffles and sneezes of spring.

ASK DR. VARANO: A DOCTOR’S PERSPECTIVE ON WHEN IT’S TIME TO GET HELP IN THE HOME, CONSIDER ASSISTED LIVING OR A NURSING HOME
Wednesday, May 8th, 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road
Are you worried about whether or not you will know when it is no longer feasible to live alone?  Are certain aspects of daily living becoming more challenging to manage on your own?  Hear an honest discussion about your biggest concerns and gain a doctor’s perspective on when it’s time to get help.  Complimentary light dinner will be provided, RSVP to Beth Paris, Director of Senior Programs 203-656-7490.

LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTORS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK: PART II
Wednesday, May 8th, 7:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
Experience the “real” Manhattan from a variety of eras where filmmakers took their cameras, crews, and actors into the streets of the city that never sleeps. When possible, actual street locations are identified for such films as “Annie Hall,” “The French Connection,” “West Side Story,” “Adam’s Rib,” and “Somebody Up There Likes Me.”

HOW TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN
Thursday, May 9th, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
How can you protect your brain against memory loss?  Amy Burkhard, LMSW of Sterling Care will present simple, every day steps you can take to maintain comprehension and concentration to keep your brain healthy, happy, and function well.  

HOLISTIC HEALTH EVENT
Thursday, May 9th, 6:30pm at Waveny LifeCare Network, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, 203-594-5416
Therapist, Dr. Amanda Craig and nutritionist, Amy Kiser will discuss the importance of self-compassion for caregivers and offer simple approaches to increase mindfulness, improve sleep and boost stamina.

DCA PLANT SALE
Friday, May 10th, 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road
Enjoy free coffee and tea with home baked scones and muffins while you shop, learn and socialize.The DCA Plant Sale, run by the DCA Greenhouse Group, offers over 1,500 naturally-grown hardy perennials from their greenhouse. Sun-loving, shade-loving, native, deer-resistant, and highly-prized new plants are available. They are also offering colorful annuals and some newly-introduced succulents. Tomatoes and other favorites will also be for sale. Many DCA Greenhouse Group members will be available to help you find the perfect plants for your garden and containers. There is a unique collection of garden treasures including statues, terrariums, large ceramic pots, iron urns, birdhouses, tools. There will be several free workshops conducted by the greenhouse members. Many greenhouse members will be available all morning to answer questions and help plan your gardens and containers. For further information view dariendca.org or contact the DCA  at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 extension 10.

PARKINSONS DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP
Friday, May 10th, 11:00am – 12:30pm at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, 203-662-1090
The guest speaker will be Marlane Argianas, Program Coordinator Parkinsons Disease Association of Connecticut. The group is open to all people living with Parkinsons disease and their caregivers. For further information please contact Ilene Sumberg, LCSW or Beth Blake at 203-662-1090. Light refreshments and pizza lunch will be served.

SOPHISTICATE’S DUO
Saturday, May 11th, 4:00pm at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road
Enjoy a twilight concert featuring the sophisticated styling of this fabulous duo. Pulling from the American Songbook and Broadway show tunes, their repertoire is sure to please everyone. RSVP to 203-662-1090.

STUDIO SHOWCASE SERIES
Sunday, May 12th, 5:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
Every second Sunday of the month, Darien Library and pianist Zachary Saffa team up to bring you a one-of-a-kind concert experience. Up-and-coming musicians will perform uninterrupted, followed by an open lesson for all to enjoy. During the Studio Showcase, you will see first-hand how music teaching can have a transformative effect on a student’s musicianship, perspective, and character.

HERE COMES ROSIE
Monday, May 13th, 11:00am at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Geri Genovese will bring in her pet Rosie for some reminiscing. There are so many benefits of interaction with pets – mental, emotional, and even physical.

COFFEE WITH A COP
Tuesday, May 14th, 9:30am at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together over coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each other.  Please join Sgt. Keri Isaac and Off. Martin for a cup of coffee and some conversation. Coffee with a Cop provides a comfortable opportunity for positive officer-citizen engagements.

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE
Tuesday, May 14th, 10:00am – 2:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
The AARP Smart Driver™ Course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. It has given millions of drivers the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today’s roads, allowing them to remain independent for many years to come. In fact, 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior. And the best part? There are no tests to pass – just useful information to keep you safe on the road! Learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate. Reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation, getting into an accident, or becoming injured. Get an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to course graduates! (Some states may have restrictions on accepting an online driver improvement course for insurance discounts. Please consult your insurance agent for more information about discounts in your state.)  Cost of the Smart Driver Course is $15.00 dollars for members and $20.00 for non-members. There will be a half hour lunch break for all participants. Bag lunch can be brought, or purchased ($4.00). Reservations for lunch must be made by 11:15am the day of the course.

VETERANS CORNER OFFICE HOURS
Wednesday, May 15th, 12:30pm – 2:00pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Ramon Agosto – Veterans Benefits Officer for the 4th district of Connecticut will be at the Darien Senior Program for office hours to meet with veterans and their families to answer any questions they may have. The District 4 Connecticut Veterans Service Office assists Veterans and their dependents in preparing claims for benefits or privileges to which they may be entitled as administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  If you have copies of your discharge papers please bring them along.

WEDNESDAY MATINEE: “MARAL”
Wednesday, May 15th, 1:30pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

 
LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTORS: WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS: PART I
Wednesday, May 15th, 7:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
We begin with “Hollywood’s Paris” of artificial backlot streets and shops, including Rouben Mamoulien’s “Love Me Tonight,” Vincente Minnelli’s “An American in Paris,” and Billy Wilder’s “Irma La Douce,” among many others.

OSTEOSTRONG DARIEN: BONE DENSITY SCREENING
Thursday, May 16th, 9:00am – 11:00am at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month! We can help to raise awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection in combating this disease. OsteoStrong Darien is offering a FREE BONE DENSITY SCAN for Darien seniors. It takes only 5 minutes for each assessment. Fifty-four million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mineral density, which includes 50% of all women over 50 years old, and 25% of men. There are many alarming statistics about this disease including the fact that in women over 45, osteoporosis accounts for more days in hospital than diabetes, heart attack and breast cancer combined. For men, it is 27% more common than prostate cancer. Screenings are drop in, no appointment necessary.

SENIOR SONGSTERS
Thursday, May 16th, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490

The all-male troupe from the Darien Men’s Association will share their talent. The Songsters, under the direction of Joe Holmes, will perform show tunes, serenades in 4-part harmony, and a few fun seasonal songs for us to sing along to.  The Songsters entertain seniors with up to 20 performances annually. 

CREATING YOURSELF IN RETIREMENT: THE EMOTIONAL ASPECT
Thursday, May 16th, 7:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234 
For retirees and soon-to-be-retirees, this presentation showcases various options for enhancing the quality of life in retirement. Retirement is a time of enormous change that promises emotional rewards but also has the potential for emotional challenges such as boredom and depression. Learn what to expect in transitioning to retirement and how to successively navigate this life change.

LUMINA STRING QUARTET: FREE CONCERT
Saturday, May 18th, 2:00pm at Norwalk Community College East Campus-PepsiCo. Theater
Featuring the works of Hayden, Mozart, & Schoenberg. Complimentary tickets available, Please call 203-857-7302.

“ONE DAY UNIVERSITY” – “AMERICA 2019: WHERE ARE WE NOW? AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?”
Saturday, May 18th, 2:00pm – 4:15pm at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road
An exciting lecture presented by Amherst College professor Austin Sarat. Today, some believe that the rule of law and democracy are under attack by the President and his administration. Could this be a symptom rather than a cause of what some see as our current crisis? Does America face an erosion of public faith in long taken-for-granted aspects of political life? There will be light refreshments and a discussion immediately afterward. Please RSVP to 203-662-1090 to attend this thought-provoking lecture.

MUSIC OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY: GUNSMOKE
Sunday, May 19th, 5:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
Darien-based band Gunsmoke is proud to be performing in their hometown presenting their popular show, A Night at the Opry: An entertaining musical journey of Country Music’s roots in Nashville, Tennessee. The show features stories and songs from the classic country stars who performed on the longest running radio show in the world – The Grand Ole Opry. This tribute show combines the history of the Opry with the talent of Gunsmoke to provide an entertaining evening highlighting the work of legends.

MIDDLESEX MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Monday, May 20th, 11:00am at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490

Students from the Middlesex Middle School Jazz Ensemble will perform.  The Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble that meets before regularly scheduled school hours and performs a repertoire of music from the Jazz genre.  These talented children are led by James Carter (Alumni Swing Band) and the talent is amazing! 

ART GOTTLIEB’S INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN THE FIELD OF JOURNALISM & MEDIA
Monday, May 20th, 7:00pm at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, 203-655-1090
Martha Ellis Gellhorn was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist who is considered one of the great war correspondents of the 20th century. She was also Ernest Hemingway’s third wife. She reported on virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career. As a journalist working in a mostly male-dominated field, Gellhorn paved the way for other women to achieve not only careers in the media but for leadership positions as well.

STAMFORD HOSPITAL: OPTHAMOLOGY
Tuesday, May 21st, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Stamford Hospital’s, Dr. Karen Nipper, will present a program on eye health and common eye disorders. Dr. Nipper is an ophthalmologist specializing in diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, or trauma of the eye such as glaucoma or cataracts.

SHORT STORIES FOR LONG DAYS
Tuesdays beginning May 21st, 3:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
Our popular discussion series continues with a line-up of stories especially selected to offer insight into the human condition and provoke thoughtful conversation. Please join us and share with other short story enthusiasts. Stories are available for pickup the week before each meeting.

CURRENT EVENTS DISCUSSION GROUP: FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
Tuesday, May 21st, 7:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
The recent arrest of Julian Assange brings to a head the issue of Freedom of the Press. Are people like Assange spies to be prosecuted for undermining the security of the United States? Does either depend upon which pundit or politician we watch, listen or read? We will discuss Freedom of the Press. Who is the greater threat to First Amendment Rights, Julian Assange? Presidents such as Clinton, Bush, Jr, Obama and Trump? The ignorance of the American public? Join us for a discussion on this evolving situation. To register for this program please call 203-669-5236.

LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTORS: WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS: PART II
Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:00pm at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
The “real” Paris is best captured by directors who know the terrain well, including Jean Renoir (“Boudu Saved From Drowning”), François Truffaut (“The 400 Blows”), Jean-Luc Godard (“Breathless”), Bernardo Bertolucci (“The Conformist”), and contemporary filmmakers such as Leos Carax (“Holy Motors”).

THE SEDWICK SISTERS: “FEELIN GROOVY!”
Thursday, May 23rd, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Flashback 55 years ago to the 1960’s!  If you liked Sonny and Cher, Beatles, Dion Warwick, Mary Wells, Mama Cass, Aretha Franklin, Temptations, Burt Bacharach & the Monkees – you won’t want to miss hearing some of the sweetest “Pop” sounds and beats ever written and that we all remember well.  The “Sedgwick Sisters” is a group of real sisters and their Mom. They hail from Stratford, CT and have been singing since they could talk… but professionally sharing their voices and dancing since 2008.  They have enjoyed over 350 performances in central CT doing music therapy and providing melodic entertainment that brings back memories for seniors.  Their shows are lively and fun to watch, as well as hear, and they really enjoy interacting with the audience.  

ADVANCES IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Thursday, May 23rd, 5:30pm at Waveny LifeCare Network, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan
Presented by Dr. Sandhya Dhruvakumar, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Stamford Hospital.

SOPHISTICATION ENTERTAINS
Tuesday, May 28th, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Patrick and Jane Marino will perform the sounds of Big band jazz, ballroom music, 50’s, Latin, and pop music. Enjoy some fun, friends, and dancing! Lunch ($5.00) will be served at noon, entertainment will begin at 12:30pm.

READ AND TELL: GOOD LIT, GOOD LIFE
Wednesday, May 29th, 12:30pm at Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
Join Nina Smeriglio, a clinician with the Center for HOPE/Family Centers, Darien, for a monthly (last Wednesday) literary treat (poem, story, philosophical or inspirational essay) as springboard into sharing from our own stories and concerns. As meetings progress, participants will also be invited (although not obliged) to share their own narratives, spoken or written, biographical or fictional and to share their own truths. We will explore how creativity motivates, comforts, unsettles and keeps us on our toes. We will share the stories which most move and keep us going, the ideas which nurture a good life and help us through tough times. Come listen, interact, share inspiration and have fun!

DCA ANNUAL MEETING – GUEST SPEAKER DR. PENELOPE MCDONNELL
Thursday, May 30th, 9:30am at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road
Are you struggling with a difficult to treat disease state, have been cycling through doctors, specialists, and prescriptions, and still have not found a way to fully manage and treat the issue? Have you ever been curious about alternative options, but have been wary about efficacy and safety? Or do you consider yourself healthy but are wondering if there are additional avenues to consider for optimal wellness? Naturopathic Physician Dr. Penelope McDonnell will be sharing insight and guidance on how to navigate the vast world of herbal and vitamin supplements, when and how they are best prescribed, and the ways in which the power of plants can help you reach your optimal health and wellness. Her practice, Naturopathic Partners, has offices in both Westport and New York City. Free to DCA members, $20 public. Reservations are requested for this event. View further details online at dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050.

At Home In Darien
2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT  06820
Tel:  203.655.2227  Fax:  1.866.224.4210
www.athomeindarien.org
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