JOIN US! AT HOME IN DARIEN ANNUAL LUNCHEON – OCTOBER 26, 2023
Tired of feeling stuck, or that your best years are behind you? Are you ready to take your life to the next level?
At Home In Darien is happy to announce that our annual luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 26th. The event, co-sponsored by the DCA, will feature guest speaker Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo, the award-winning author of “Claim Your SWAGGER”. Ms. Sukalo knows exactly what it takes to thrive regardless of what life throws at you, and will show you that it’s time to stop surviving and start thriving. Ms. Sukalo will help you tap into and use what you already have to move from rock bottom up to living your best life!
Make yourself a priority and take your first step! Register today and join us on this journey. The lunch is open to all Darien seniors free-of-charge and reservations are required as space is limited. Sign-in begins at 11:00 a.m. Call today and secure your spot – (203) 655-2227.
SPRING PLANT DECORATIONS FOR SENIORS – MAY 2023
At Home In Darien was pleased to co-sponsor a 1950’s and 1960’s themed event for Darien seniors, held at and co-sponsored by Senior Programs at the Mather Center. The vibrant and fun filled event featured the entertaining and talented musical duo “The Elderly Brothers”, and included a delicious lunch created by Chef Judi. The attendees enjoyed plenty of dancing and laughing, and look forward to coming back for the event next year! Over 20 students from the Royle Kids Care Club at the Royle Elementary School graciously volunteered their time and artistic talents to create custom planters and decorative shopping bags for senior members of At Home In Darien. The group decorated planters, planted flowers and made unique greeting cards for the seniors, which were delivered by a few of At Home In Darien’s dedicated group of volunteers. The crafts brought smiles and great joy to all recipients!
ROCKIN’ SOCK HOP – MAY 2023
Goodness, gracious “Great Balls of Fire”!
At Home In Darien was pleased to co-sponsor a 1950’s and 1960’s themed event for Darien seniors, held at and co-sponsored by Senior Programs at the Mather Center. The vibrant and fun filled event featured the entertaining and talented musical duo “The Elderly Brothers”, and included a delicious lunch created by Chef Judi. The attendees enjoyed plenty of dancing and laughing, and look forward to coming back for the event next year!
AT HOME IN DARIEN ANNUAL MEETING – DECEMBER 2022
After two years of meetings impacted by COVID-19, At Home In Darien was happy to hold its Annual Meeting completely in person on December 8, 2022. First Selectwoman Monica McNally read a proclamation declaring the date “At Home In Darien Day”, with special guests including a variety of state and local legislative representatives. The meeting featured a panel discussion titled “Moving Forward in an Intergenerational Community”, with the panelists offering perspective on how Darien can best support seniors moving forward.
For the full video of the Annual Meeting, please click here.
ANNUAL LUNCHEON AT THE DARIEN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – NOVEMBER 2022
“He who laughs . . . lasts!”
This quote from Erma Bombeck was shared by local author and guest speaker Allia Zobel Nolan at At Home In Darien’s Annual Luncheon, held at and co-sponsored by the DCA on November 3, 2022. Ms. Nolan spoke of the benefits of laughter during her speech and shared some stories from her book “Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now . . . Before We Forget.” Over 100 senior citizens participated at the lunch event and laughter was clearly on the menu.
AT HOME IN DARIEN ANNUAL MEETING 2021
At Home In Darien was honored to have Connecticut’s Attorney General William Tong as the featured speaker at its Annual Meeting, which was held both in-person and virtually at Darien Library on Friday, December 10, 2021. Mr. Tong explained the rationale for the creation of the Elder Justice Hotline, and how to prevent falling victim to fraudulent activities.
For the full video of the presentation and the meeting, please click here.
William Tong, Attorney General of CT
AT HOME IN DARIEN ANNUAL MEETING 2020
On Thursday, December 10, 2020, At Home In Darien held its Annual Meeting virtually featuring Marie L. Allen, Executive Director of the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging.
Ms. Allen spoke on:
Attitudes, Anxiety and Ageism in the Time of Covid-19
- The history of ageism and how it affects the pandemic narrative and response
- Combating a pandemic that discriminately targets people older than 65 and people living in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes
- Positive and negative responses towards older adults during the Pandemic
- Efforts towards intergenerational solidarity and the importance of community-based supports like senior centers and At Home In Darien
Please read our blog for a recap of this presentation, by clicking here.
Marie L. Allen, Executive Director, Southwestern CT Agency on Aging