2014 Annual Meeting

Record Turnout for Annual Luncheon 2014

At Home In Darien Annual Luncheon


The sixth Annual Luncheon for At Home In Darien was held on Tuesday, October 28th.  130 Darien seniors enjoyed a free presentation and lunch at the event held at The Darien Community Association.


The guest speaker, Jo Anne Harrison-Becker, MS in Gerontology and Community Psychology and a 28 year veteran in the field of therapeutic recreation, gave an informative and interactive presentation entitled “Train Your Brain for Enhanced Memory and Top Performance”.


Ms. Harrison-Becker shared that we should eat healthy foods, get at least 4 straight hours of sleep per night, be organized, keep to-do lists, and take good notes in order to enhance our memory. She recommends the following steps to help you remember something new:

1.      Choose what you want to remember.

2.      Focus on the information.

3.      Visualize what you want to remember.

4.      Relate the new information to something you already know.

5.      Repeat what you learn until you know it.


The less we use or minds, the duller they become, but, the more we nurture our brains, the better thinkers we become and the more we can preserve our memory. Mental health is equally as important as physical health as we age in order to remain sharp and keep our memory intact.


Prior to lunch, attendees enjoyed informational tables, the opportunity to have their blood pressure taken courtesy of the Darien Health Department, and memory enhancing exercises.

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Past Events


Darien Seniors are invited to Romeo and Juliet, Darien High School


Darien, Connecticut – November 8, 2013  


On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Darien senior citizens are invited to attend Romeo and Juliet at Darien High School.  Seniors can attend this dress rehearsal performance free of charge and enjoy free transportation to and from the High School for the 7:00pm performance.


At Home In Darien has arranged for transportation at approximately 6:30pm to the High School show for seniors, using volunteer drivers in conjunction with their professional drivers.  Seniors can be conveniently picked up at their homes, and returned home safely after the show. 


Darien High School’s Theater 308 has kindly invited Darien senior citizens to be the audience at the full dress rehearsal of this theater program which puts a modern touch on a classic story.  Attendees can enjoy the show without the crowds expected at the performances that will be held Thursday through Saturday, November 21, 22 and 23.


Executive Director of At Home in Darien Gina Blum commented, “We are delighted to offer this opportunity to Darien seniors.  It is our hope that seniors who don’t drive, don’t like to drive at night, or who might miss the show because they do not have someone to go with, will take advantage of this opportunity.”  She remarked, “The evening will be an opportunity for socializing and enjoying William Shakespeare’s classic love story.”


For more information, and to reserve a seat for the show and transportation, call At Home in Darien at 203.585.4094.


At Home In Darien is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to help Darien seniors live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their own homes and the community as long as possible. For information concerning services, please call 203.585.4094 or visit: www.athomeindarien.org        




At Home in Darien Annual Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Darien, Connecticut – September 20, 2013 –The fifth Annual Luncheon for At Home in Darien (formerly known as Aging in Place+Gallivant), will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at The Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road.  It is sponsored by At Home in Darien and The Darien Community Association.


The guest speaker will be Dr. Stephen G. Jones, the Chief Safety Officer and Director of Outpatient Medicine, Medical Education and Geriatrics at Greenwich Hospital, part of the Yale New Haven Health System.  The title of Dr. Jones’ presentation is “Laugh Twice and Call Me in the Morning”.


Dr. Jones, a recognized expert on Alzheimer's, aging, and patient safety has lectured widely and is a featured medical commentator on television news programs and many national magazines and leading U.S. newspapers.  At Home in Darien Executive Director, Gina Blum notes, “Being happy with oneself is a recognized factor in a healthy aging process.  Dr. Jones will share examples and offer tips.  Attendees should come prepared to laugh.”


This is a free presentation and lunch for all Darien seniors.  Lunch will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.  Attendees are invited to come at 11:30am to browse the information tables and to meet with staff and Board members. RSVP is required by Friday, October 11th, by calling 203.585.4094 or emailing sandi@athomeindarien.org. Space is limited, so please respond early to ensure a seat at this popular event.


At Home in Darien is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to help Darien seniors live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their own homes and the community as long as possible. For information concerning services, please call 203.585.4094 or visit www.athomeindarien.org.


At Home in Darien Annual Meeting

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Darien Library Community Room, 1441 Post Road

Join us for refreshments and learn more about how we meet the needs of seniors in Darien. 

RSVP by December 2nd 203.585.4094 or Sandi@athomeindarien.org


Past Events


Our speaker was Cara Brook, Professional Organizer of S.O.S. LLC. She offered some simple strategies to eliminate the clutter. 

Over 140 people attended. Read more on the Darien Patch.

An Evening Out Listening to Alex Beyer - 18-year-old Piano Sensation -- was a big success.


Darien seniors enjoyed being picked up by the Gallivant van and taken to this fabulous concert. We're looking forward to offering more programs like this going forward.