SAVE THE DATE – 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. We will also host a town-wide celebration in September.
DEMENTIA FRIENDS SESSIONS
Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00pm at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road
Monday, April 8th, 12:30pm, Mather Center – Home of Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road
Become a Dementia Friend!
Being a Dementia Friend simply means learning more about dementia, putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with the condition, and helping in small ways. Small gestures, such as spreading the word about Dementia Friends, or visiting someone living with the illness, can help make your community Dementia Friendly. Anyone can be a Dementia Friend! Each Information Session lasts about one hour and will teach you how to make Darien a dementia friendly community.Please RSVP by calling At Home In Darien at 203-655-2226 or email info@AtHomeInDarien.org
CHICAGO THE MUSICAL
Wednesday, March 20th, 7:00pm at Darien High School, 80 High School Lane
Seniors can attend this dress rehearsal performance free of charge and enjoy free transportation to and from the High School for the 7:00 pm performance. At Home In Darien has arranged for transportation at approximately 6:30pm to the High School show for seniors using volunteer drivers. Seniors can be conveniently picked up at their homes, and returned home safely after the show. Please call At Home In Darien at 203-655-2227 to reserve your seat and to arrange transportation to and from the show.
HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY
Tuesday, April 30th, 12:00 lunch, 12:30pm program at the Mather Center – Home of Senior Programs, 2 Renshaw Road
For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science has shown how certain lifestyle choices may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to hear more about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Learn some hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.
Free program and lunch for all Darien Seniors. RSVP by April 23rd – space is limited, please respond early to ensure a seat, 203-655-2227 or info@AtHomeInDarien.org
AT HOME IN DARIEN ANNUAL MEETING
Dr. Michael Ego, University of Connecticut Professor of Human Development & Family Studies, discussed the importance of aging-in-place organizations effecting inter-generational communities. He discussed misinformation and misconceptions about aging. Attendees took a ‘facts on aging’ quiz to bring light to ageism, a form of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination against people based on their age. The quiz and answers distributed at the meeting can be accessed by clicking here.
AT HOME IN DARIEN 9TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON
On Tuesday, October 16th, Darien seniors enjoyed the ninth Annual Luncheon for At Home In Darien. The free presentation and lunch was held at, and in partnership with, The Darien Community Association.
First Selectman Jayme Stevenson proclaimed October 16, 2018 as “At Home In Darien Day” at the Annual Luncheon. Speaking to a room full of seniors, Stevenson recognized At Home In Darien for its service to the community and all it does to help keep seniors active and engaged.
Dr. Mark Lachs. M.D. M.P.H., was the guest speaker and discussed Secrets of Successful Aging. He spoke about the physiological changes that occur when we age and how to delay physical decline.
For a summary of the presentation, including the seven secrets Dr. Lachs shared, and information about Dr. Lachs, please click here.