Upcoming Darien Senior Programs: Healthy Cooking, Irish Step Dancing, Saving on Medications, Utilities

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Here are Darien Senior Center’s upcoming senior program events:

Darien Senior Activities Center sign

The Darien Senior Activities Center is at 2 Renshaw Road, in the Mather Community Center.

RVNA: Cooking then and now

Monday March 6 — 11:00 am Darien Senior Programs 203-656-7490

Doreen Frey of RVNA’s diet and nutrition division will be coming to give a presentation on “Then and Now Cooking.”  Doreen will explore healthy lifestyle nutritional meals.  Please bring in a favorite healthy meal recipe to share.

Serendipity Chorale

Wednesday March 8 — 12:30 Darien Senior Programs 203-656-7490

The Serendipity Chorale was formed in 1976 by Gigi Van Dyke and has performed with civil rights activist and folk legend Pete Seeger, pop singer Andy Williams, opera singer Betty Jones, and the Norwalk Symphony, among others. In 2000, the Chorale was honored by then Governor Jodi Rell as a “Connecticut Treasure.”  The Serendipity Chorale is a volunteer singing group whose membership comprises of singers hailing from all throughout Fairfield County.  The choir performs at many venues.

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Friday March 10  12:30 Darien Senior Programs 203-656-7490

Did you know that customers of Eversource and United Illuminating can choose their electric supplier?  Staff from PURA will be here to explain the process and provide information about licensed electric suppliers, how you may reduce your monthly electric bill by switching suppliers and whether choosing a supplier is right for you.  Bring a recent copy of your electric bill and speak with one of the PURA’s representatives after the program.

Walgreens Pharmacy: Cost Saving Medication

Wednesday March 15  12:30 Darien Senior Programs 203-656-7490

On average, people over age 65 take 14-18 prescription medications a year according to Medicare.gov.  Multiple medications are challenging to manage, and rising medication costs put significant financial pressure on seniors.  Drug costs have been increasing steadily over the years and every dollar counts, especially for older adults.  Brian from Walgreens Pharmacy will be here to present was to reduces costs and some tips to help save money on prescription drugs.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Irish Dancers

Thursday March 16  Lunch at Noon, Program @ 12:30 Darien Senior Programs 203-656-7490

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner the students of Lynn Academy will be here to share in the art of Irish Step Dancing!  These talented dancers have achieved numerous first place New England Regional placements as well as top placements at the North American Championships in Irish Step Dancing.  Please come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and welcome Lynn Academy on their first visit to the Darien Senior Programs. Please be sure to sign up!