2 RENSHAW ROAD DARIEN, CT 06820 203.655.2227
MAY – JUNE 2020
 

AT HOME IN DARIEN UPDATE

The staff of At Home In Darien hopes you and your family are doing well.

At Home In Darien continues to provide essential services to meet the needs of those most at risk during the pandemic.  True to our mission, we remain a source of assistance for seniors and their loved ones.  We are providing essential transportation, grocery shopping, pick up and delivery of prescriptions, telephone contact, advice, referrals and customized assistance as needed.  Please call At Home In Darien at 203-655-2227 if we can be of help.  We are here for you!
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.

STOP & SHOP COMMUNITY BAG PROGRAM
For the month of May, At Home in Darien will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 25 Old King’s Highway N, Darien.

 

AMAZONSMILE

At Home In Darien is registered with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice and we hope that’s At Home In Darien.  Every item available for purchase on Amazon is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price with no extra cost to you. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.  Please keep this in mind when you are doing any shopping.  Click on the link to register for Amazonsmile – it’s simple and easy to do. smile.amazon.com

 

HOLIDAY CLOSING
Our office will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.

Out & About Newsletter
The spring issue of our newsletter Out and About will be arriving in Darien mailboxes in the coming weeks.  This issue is our 2019 Annual Report.  If you would like to view it online, please click here.

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

DARIEN FARMERS’ MARKET

Wednesday(s), June 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:00am to 3:00pm, Good Wives Shopping Center, Darien

Vegetables & fruit, herbs & flowers, meat & poultry, bread & baked goods are offered for sale by CT farms, like Grazy Brothers (Oxford), Newgate (Windsor), Ox Hollow (Roxbury), Riverbank (Roxbury), Smith’s Acres (Niantic), and Woodland (South Glastonbury) and by the Whistle Stop Bakery (Ridgefield) and Wave Hill Bread (Norwalk).

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

ART OF AGING EXHIBITION 
Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
Submit artwork through May 18th
On-line exhibition opens May 25th
https://www.aoascc.org/artofaging/
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Agency on Aging has come up with an innovative way to proceed with the 8th annual Art of Aging.  The Art of Aging exhibition will be “hung” on its website in a special online gallery.  Please refer to the website for information on how to submit artwork, and for how to view the show.

VIRTUAL LUNCHEON WITH AUTHOR JULIET GRAMES
Friday, May 22nd at 12:30pm 
https://www.crowdcast.io/barrettbooks
Barrett Bookstore is offering a virtual luncheon with author Juliet Grames as they celebrate the paperback release of her novel,  The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna Lunch will be provided by Four Forks and available for pick up on the morning of the event. You may attend the free discussion with or without a purchase of lunch.  You will gather virtually with Juliet and discuss her novel, learn about her writing process, and offer an opportunity for Q and A. Please refer to the website for more details, and information on how to purchase lunch.

CORBIN DISTRICT-ZOOM ACTIVITES AND EVENTS
Various dates and times, through May 31st
https://www.thecorbindistrict.com/events/
Baywater Properties and PG Properties has organized a wide assortment of on-line classes, taught through local Darien businesses.  Classes include exercise programs, wine tastings and book talks.

A CONVERSATION ON RICHARD HAASS WITH KEVIN PERAINO
Thursday, June 4th at 7:30pm
https://www.crowdcast.io/barrettbooks
Barrett Bookstore is offering a virtual conversation with Kevin Peraino, as he discusses Richard Haass’ new non-fiction novel The World: A Brief Introduction.  Haass has been president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003, prior to which he was Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and a close advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell

DARIEN YMCA-ONLINE EXERCISE VIDEOS
Ongoing
https://darien-ymca.org/senior-resources-2/
Seniors can enjoy a series of exercises suitable to meet their needs in a safe way. The Darien YMCA has shared access to YMCA 360, virtual workouts online and have taken the time to sort out the ones they feel are appropriate for seniors.  Please read their video health disclaimer and safety warning before you begin your workout!

FAIRFIELD COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION-PODCASTS
Ongoing

https://fccfoundation.org/podcasts/
FCCF has a new podcast series – Fairfield County Thrives!  Each episode brings you voices and stories from people who are making a difference in Fairfield County. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and anywhere you get podcasts, or visit: FCCFoundation.org/podcasts

 

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