At Home in Darien’s Annual Meeting Elects New Board of Directors

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At Home In Darien held its annual meeting at the Darien Library on Dec. 8, 2015. The open to the public meeting was attended by more than 50 people, including members, public and private sector community leaders, and the media.

Newly elected board members are John Bartlett, Janet Sargent, Tamsin Sickinger, and Robin Woods. All four will serve three year terms.

At Home In Darien also elected Annie McGuire as its President, Annie Burleigh, William Ball and Peter Eder as Vice Presidents, Peter Carnes as Treasurer, Diane Barston as Secretary and Kaye Barker for Governance.

2016 board At Home in Darien

2016 At Home In Darien Board of Directors. Front Row: Mallory Arents, Kaye Barker, William Ball, Annie McGuire, Tamsin Sickinger. Second Row: Annie Burleigh, Holly Hawes, Robin Woods, Lisa Hughes. Third Row: Patrice Malvisi, Janet Sargent, Peter Carnes, Peter Eder. Back Row: Diane Barston, Carolyn Anderson, Dr. Josh Herbert, John Bartlett, and Sue Ozanne. Not pictured: Olive Hauser, Wyn Lydecker, Beth Paris, Frank Rosenberry and Peter Wright. (photo contributed)

In addition to welcoming new board members, McGuire, thanked retiring Board members Charlie England, Karen Goersch, Nancy Herling, Hester Smith, Amy Squyres, and Cathy Sullivan.


— an announcement from At Home in Darien


Executive Director Gina Blum provided a report on the organizations’ accomplishments and goals. Blum remarked, “We are so grateful for the time and commitment our outgoing board members contributed to At Home In Darien.

Additionally, we look forward to having our new board members work with us to achieve our goals of providing increased services to Darien Seniors in the coming year.”

The keynote speaker was Marie Allen, Executive Director of the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, whose presentation focused on the trends, tribulations and triumphs of an aging Connecticut population.

TV Channel 79, Darien’s government and community TV station, filmed and broadcasted the meeting. The entire proceedings of about an hour in length can be viewed by visiting this TV79 Web page [or just scrolling to the bottom of this article to see the video here] or by visiting the At Home In Darien website.

At Home In Darien is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to help older adults in Darien to live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their

own homes for as long as possible. For more information, or to volunteer, please call 203.655.2227 or visit:


At Home in Darien – Annual Meeting Pt 1 from Darien TV79 on Vimeo.

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