2 RENSHAW ROAD DARIEN, CT 06820 203.655.2227

AUGUST  2019

 

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 and 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.

 

DARIEN FARMER’S MARKET
Wednesdays, now to Thanksgiving, 10am to 3pm, Goodwives Shopping Center
The Farmer’s Market is open! New hours this year! Please take a look at the wide selection of good stuff!

ART GOTTLIEB, LCSE: THE CAINE MUTINY
Tuesday, August 6th, 12:30pm, Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road 203-656-7490
Based on the 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Herman Wouk, this World War II fictional drama tells the story of events aboard the Destroyer-Minesweeper USS Caine and the Court Marshall for Mutiny that followed. Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray and Robert Francis. The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards.

SHORT STORIES FOR LONG DAYS
Tuesday, August 6th, 3:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
This popular discussion series continues with a line-up of stories especially selected to offer insight into the human condition and provoke thoughtful conversation. Please come and share with other short story enthusiasts. Stories are available for pickup the week before each meeting.

BISCOTTI DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING: TRISH LOBENFELD
Tuesday, August 6th, 7:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
Trish Lobenfeld, author of Ultimate Biscotti, will lead a demonstration on how to craft the perfect biscotti. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served. While researching biscotti recipes, Trish Lobenfeld was surprised by the limited and repetitive flavor profiles and challenged herself to create a broader assortment of recipes. The result is a comprehensive book with 75 recipes for sweet, savory, and gluten-free biscotti, including Ancho Chili Chocolate, Carrot Cake, S’mores, Red Velvet, Nutella, and Peppermint, as well as savory flavors like Falafel, Pizza and Porcini Rosemary.

MOTHERS OF THE TUDOR DYNASTY: MOTHERS OF HENRY VIII’S HEIRS AND THE WIVES WHO RAISED THEM
Wednesday, August 7th, 2:00pm, Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, Liberty Hall, 203-662-1090
Historian Ramona Garcia’s expertise in historical figures provides a unique perspective on European Royalty and literary figures. In this lecture, “Mothers of the Tudor Dynasty,” Garcia will focus on Catherine Parr.

LOCAL ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION – SUSAN KURNIT
Thursday, August 8th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, Gratia Gillespie Gallery, 203-662-1090 
An opening wine and cheese reception will take place where participants can preview featured artists work and meet the artist directly all while enjoying light refreshments. The artist’s work will be on display throughout the month of August from 9:00am – 5:00pm every day in the Gratia Gillespie Gallery.

MEET THE AUTHOR: FIONA DAVIS
Thursday, August 8th, 7:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
Fiona Davis, author of The Chelsea Girls, will be the featured speaker for the Adult Summer Reading program. Hazel Ripley has spent her life on the sidelines. First, to her super-star actor brother Ben and later as a serial understudy on Broadway. That is until she meets, and eventually befriends, powerhouse actress Maxine Mead while on tour for the USO during WWII. It is through Maxine that she learns about the Chelsea Hotel and its support of and inspiration to creative types. When she returns to New York City after the war in a rut and in need of change, she heads to the Chelsea. There she blossoms into a budding playwright full of promise.

PARKINSON DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP
Friday, August 9th, 11:00am to 12:30pm,  Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, 203-662-1090 
The featured speaker will be Susan Lather, CT Chapter of the Parkinson Disease Association, Information and Referral Center Coordinator. The group is open to all people living with Parkinson Disease and their caregivers. For further information contact Ilene Sumberg, LCSW, 203-662-1090.  Light refreshments and pizza lunch will be served.

ONE DAY UNIVERSITY – Four Musical Masterpieces That Changed America
Sunday, August 11th, 11:30am, Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, Liberty Hall, 203-662-1090
Georgetown University Professor Anna Celenza, in a live Simulcast, will discuss how music does not simply reflect culture…it changes it. To demonstrate just how such changes come about, she will highlight four musical masterpieces that changed America. These include: a bawdy 18th-century drinking tune that eventually defined American patriotism, a 1930s ballad that fueled the need for the Civil Rights movement, a 1980s pop album that changed American foreign policy, and a hit Broadway musical that redefined the way many of us think about the founding of America and its earliest years as an independent country.

BALLROOM DANCING
Tuesday, August 13th, 2:00pm, Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, 203-662-1090
Louis Mongillo and his partner demonstrate Ballroom Dancing while taking us on a trip through the Big Band era of music. Each step and selection of music carries a wonderful story!

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Wednesday, August 14th, 12:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, 203-655-1234
This is a two-hour workshop on how to utilize the most powerful computer in your pocket: your smartphone! Get hands-on experience learning how easily your “new camera” photographs friends and family. Participants are asked to bring their phone to class, ready to snap pictures. To register for this program, please call 203-669-5236.

CT PHARMACY: CBD OIL
Wednesday, August 14th, 12:30pm, Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road 203-656-7490
CBD, which comes in a wide variety of forms including salves, edibles, and oils, does not produce the “high” typically associated with marijuana.  CBD seems to help people deal with pain, inflammation, and even seizures, although even medical researchers and professionals aren’t sure why it works, how it works or even how much to use for what ailments. Seniors are increasingly turning to cannabis-based therapies as an all-natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs or as a complementary therapy to use alongside their traditional medical treatments.  Dian from CT Pharmacy will cover some of the many questions you may have.

PET POWER
Thursday, August 15th, 2:00pm, Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, Outer Courtyard, weather permitting, 203-662-1090
A showcase of some of the companions and pets that reside at Atria Darien along with visiting canines from the Good Dog Foundation. RSVP to 203.662.1090.

CAREGIVERS EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, August 21st, 1:00pm, Mather Center Home of Darien Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-656-7490
The Caregiver Education Support Group is held on the third Wednesday of the month.  If you provide care to a family member or a friend with multiple needs, especially related to cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s Type Dementia, this group could be beneficial.  For more information, contact Beth Paris at 203-656-7490.

A SWINGING BRUNCH WITH THE SURVIVOR SWING BAND
Sunday, August 25th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, performance begins at 3:00pm, Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, 203-662-1090 
Enjoy a fabulous brunch prepared by award-winning chefs and then treat yourself to a fun afternoon of Swing Jazz presented by the Survivors Swing Band. Please RSVP: 203.662.1090

DANCE & MARTIAL ARTS
September 2nd, Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-655-8683                                                                                               $20 Drop-In Fee available for Adult Classes ($35 reg. fee due 1x per yr.) Or 10-Class Card for $190, 20-Class Card for $360 (Good for all adult classes)

  • ADULT BALLET
  • ADULT LYRICAL JAZZ
  • POP-PILATES
  • ADULT MARTIAL ARTS

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Road, 203-655-8683
Piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, cello and percussion. Before registering, please call 203.655.8683 to receive confirmation of your instructor, day, time
and total cost of your lessons. Private lesson registration cannot be processed unless you have received a confirmation from the teacher.

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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