10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On Friday, May 10th, more than 130 people celebrated At Home In Darien’s 10th Anniversary of providing meaningful services to seniors at The Country Club of Darien. This special anniversary fundraiser honored the following individuals who have contributed to the success of At Home In Darien: Kaye Barker, Peter Eder, Charlie England, Olive Hauser, Diana Kalman, Wyn Lydecker, Ann Mandel, Anne McGuire, and Pete Wright. Click here to see photos from the event.
We will also host a town-wide celebration Sunday, September 29th at Weed Beach from 4 to 5pm to dedicate benches in honor of these individuals and to celebrate our volunteers. Click here to register for this free event.
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.