PAST SPECIAL EVENTS
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
For the full video of the presentation and the meeting, please see below.
Marie L. Allen, Executive Director, Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
AT HOME IN DARIEN 10TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Darien seniors enjoyed the tenth Annual Luncheon for At Home In Darien. The free presentation and lunch was held at, and in partnership with, The Darien Community Association and was generously sponsored by Maplewood of Darien.
First Selectman Jayme Stevenson proclaimed October 22, 2019 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. Mina Owlia. M.D., was the guest speaker and discussed Heart Disease: Still the One. She spoke about how to minimize the risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. Dr. Owlia shared information and advice from the National Lipid Association Clinician’s Lifestyle Modification Toolbox, Why Cholesterol in Food Matters. Click here to view this information.
10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On Friday, May 10, 2019 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.
We also hosted a town-wide celebration at Weed Beach on Sunday, September 29th and dedicated benches in honor of these individuals and recognized our volunteers. More than 75 people came out and enjoyed the beautiful weather and celebrated with us!
Please click here to see photos from these events.