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Old Town Hall Homes Project Gets $6M Wednesday from CT Bond Commission, Seniors Set to Move [Updated]

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The project to replace Old Town Hall Homes is expected to get $6 million in state funding at Wednesday’s meeting of the State Bond Commission, state Sen. Bob Duff said in a news release. Update: The money was approved. Meanwhile, seniors living in the complex are preparing to move out as the project nears the stage where the buildings will be demolished and its replacement building constructed, said Ali Ramstek, town director of human services. The new, 55-unit building will roughly double the number of homes in the current complex, and it will be handicapped-accessible, Duff said in his announcement. Duff is majority leader in the Democratic-controlled state Senate.

Presentation on Osteoporosis at Darien Senior Center

Diane Corba of CT Pharmacy will present an informative program on all areas of bone health at Darien Senior Center on Wednesday. The U.S. Surgeon General has said:

“By 2020 half of all Americans over 50 will have weak bones unless they make changes to our diet and lifestyle. People who have weak bones are at higher risk for fractures. “Americans are living longer, and this means that our bones need to stay strong so we can be active and enjoy life. Strong bones begin in childhood.

Presentation on Facial Pain

Do you sometimes experience sudden sharp or shooting pain on one side of your face? It could be a nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia. Neurosurgeon Dr. Core Rosenstein will present a program at Darien Senior Center on Tuesday, June 19, about the non-surgical and surgical treatment options available for patients to manage pain. Beginning with mild twinges of facial pain, it may lead to longer episodes of pain lasting several hours and days. Trigeminal neuralgia tends to affect older people in their 60s and 70s, particularly women over the age of 50.

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Middlesex Jazz Ensemble Plays at the Darien Senior Center

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The Darien Senior Center was in for a treat on Thursday, May 31 when Jim Carter, the director of the Middlesex Middle School Jazz Ensemble, brought the Middlesex Middle School Jazz Band to entertain with a lunch time concert. The band launched into a jazz classic by Bud Green called “Sentimental Journey” featuring Cosmo Amatruda (Grade 8) on trumpet before moving on to other pieces such as “Mas Que Nada” by Jorge Ben, featuring Jake Dansker (Grade 8) on alto sax. They rounded off the morning with a rousing number by Stevie Wonder, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” with Jack McDermott (Grade 8) on trumpet and Austin Ennor (Grade 7) on tenor sax. — This article is from the Darien Public Schools Music Department blog. After the concert, the Darien students joined their enthusiastic jazz fan Senior Center audience for lunch and good conversation.

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Coming to Darien Senior Center: Arthritis and Shoulder Pain, Saving on Meds, Literary Discussion

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Here’s what’s coming up at the Darien Senior Activities Center at Mather Community Center, 2 Renshaw Road. If you have questions about any of these programs, call the Senior Center at 203-656-7490. STAMFORD HOSPITAL:
Tuesday Feb. 20, 12:30 p.m.
For the senior population, should disorders are a sometimes underestimated cause of pain and disability, affecting approximately 20 percent of the community. Dr. VanBeek of Stamford Hospital will present a program on the different types of Shoulder pain and its cause as well as treatment issues.  Dr. VanBeek will discuss holistic, conservative, and surgical options for shoulder injuries.