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Darien Kids Care Clubs Get in the Holiday Spirit of Giving

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Students at the Kids Care Clubs at Royle and Holmes elementary schools participated in activities to help others in the area. — This article combines announcements from Holmes School Kids Care Club and At Home In Darien. The Holmes School Kids Care Club continued its tradition of giving this month with a hat and mitten Drive for Inspirica, a homeless shelter in Stamford. Students brought new hats and mittens to give to Inspirica residents and then decorated cards and gift bags for them. The Royle School Kids Care Club met on Dec.

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New Programs, Board Members, Aging Misconceptions Identified — All Part of At Home In Darien Annual Meeting

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This year’s new programs were described during At Home In Darien’s annual meeting, including a Half-Price Taxi Program for seniors, and the 70 attendees heard a talk on aging and aging programs.

— an announcement from At Home In Darien

Gina Blum, executive director, spoke to the crowd at the Dec. 6 meeting in Darien Library about the organization’s recent accomplishments. Blum was particularly proud of these 2018 milestones:

* A multi-year strategic plan to move the organization forward

* A new Half-Price Taxi Voucher Program for anytime on-demand transportation at a reasonable price

* Dementia Friend Champion Training Program completed by Blum and McGuire. The program is designed to make the community more age friendly. Upcoming programs will train Darien residents and others to become Dementia Friends.

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Letter: At Home In Darien Thanks Volunteers Helping Seniors by Raking Leaves

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To the editor:

At Home In Darien would like to thank the many volunteers who participated in this fall’s senior leaf raking program. Students in the St. Thomas More Youth Group of Darien, Church of Latter Day Saints Youth Darien Ward, Darien YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses, the St. Luke’s of Darien’s Confirmands [those going through confirmation], Darien United Methodist Church and the Community Council from Darien High School all spent 400 hours raking, bagging and hauling numerous piles of leaves from the homes of 23 Darien seniors. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to these groups and individuals for their kindness and service to the community.

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At Home In Darien Annual Meeting Has Speaker on Importance of Aging-in-Place Groups

The importance of aging-in-place organizations for communities will be the subject of a talk by Michael Ego, Ph.D., a University of Connecticut professor of human development and family studies, at the annual meeting of At Home In Darien on Dec. 6. The At Home In Darien Board of Directors encourages the public to attend and learn more about the organization and its services. All our welcome. — an announcement from At Home In Darien

The annual meeting takes place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec.

Darien’s Seniors Invited to Attend (and Get Transportation for) High School Concert Dec 12

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Darien High School music students will perform a special Holiday Spectrum Concert in the High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Darien senior citizens are invited to attend this concert free of charge and listen to the sounds of festive holiday music. The concert will feature the talented Darien High School band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, pop strings, concert choir and the Tudor Singers. — an announcement from At Home In Darien

“We are delighted that Darien High School is sharing this opportunity with seniors in town,” remarked Gina Blum, executive director of At Home In Darien.

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Speaker to Addresses At Home In Darien Annual Meeting on the Importance to Communities of Aging-in-Place Groups

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The importance of aging-in-place organizations for communities will be the subject of a talk by Michael Ego, Ph.D., a University of Connecticut professor of human development and family studies, at the annual meeting of At Home In Darien on Dec. 6. The At Home In Darien Board of Directors encourages the public to attend and learn more about the organization and its services. All our welcome. — an announcement from At Home In Darien

The annual meeting takes place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec.

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Darien Seniors Invited to Dress Rehearsal of Theatre 308’s ‘Our Town’ Nov 14

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Darien High School’s Theater 308 has kindly invited Darien seniors to attend the dress rehearsal of Our Town at Darien High School On Wednesday, Nov. 14. Seniors can enjoy the show free of charge without the crowds expected at performances over the weekend. Free transportation to and from the Darien High School is also available through At Home in Darien. (Reservations are required.)

— an announcement from At Home in Darien

Using volunteer drivers in conjunction with their professional drivers, At Home In Darien has arranged for transportation at about 6:30 p.m. Seniors can be picked up at their homes and will be returned home safely after the show.

DHS Football invites Darien Seniors to games

Free Admission to DHS Football Home Games for Darien Seniors, and At Home In Darien Has Transportation

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In partnership with At Home In Darien, the 2018 Darien High Senior Football Captains have extended a special invitation to senior citizens to attend the DHS home games with free admission. The Darien Blue Wave Football team led by Captains Blake Cellar, Connor Fay, Bruce Ferguson and Willy Keating are excited to welcome senior fans to this season’s home games and look forward to seeing them cheer in the stands. Admission to home games will be free for Darien seniors aged 65+. Handicapped accessible parking spaces will also be available. At Home In Darien will provide transportation with its sedan and van service for those who need it.

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Letter: Find Out About At Home In Darien’s Programs for Seniors in the Latest Newsletter

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To the editor:

In the next few days, all Darien residents should find the latest issue of Out & About, the At Home In Darien newsletter, in their mailboxes. In this issue, we’re proud to share the stories of a few of the people who are dedicated to our organization. The goal of At Home In Darien is to keep seniors connected to our community and these wonderful staff, volunteers, and members, help us achieve that goal. The last of our three 2018 issues also provides more information about our programs and services that will help enrich the lives of Darien seniors this fall. If you have questions, comments, and suggestions or would like another copy of Out & About, give Gina Blum, our executive director, a call at 203.655.2227.

Leaf Raking At Home In Darien previous year

Seniors Who Will Need Leaves Raked, Snow Shoveled, and Volunteers, Contact At Home In Darien

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While leaf raking and snow shoveling can be good exercise, they are often tiring and sometimes hazardous chores for seniors. At Home In Darien is pleased to offer our annual fall leaf raking and winter snow shoveling program. — an announcement from At Home In Darien

This program matches At Home In Darien volunteers with senior residents who are in need of assistance. Leaf raking, show shoveling, and our other volunteer services can help Darien seniors continue to live in their homes and our community with one less thing to worry about. If you are a senior (or know of a senior) who is interested in taking advantage of our leaf raking and snow shoveling services, please contact the At Home In Darien office and complete an application before Oct.