News from Aging In Place in Darien

From Aging In Place in Darien

Here is a rundown of news and activities of interest to seniors in Darien and nearby towns.

National Healthcare Decisions Day:  Do you have an advance directive?
Friday, April 16th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Darien Senior Center, 30 Edgerton Street.  Special presentation on advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) by Christine Pfeffer, MS, RN of Mid Fairfield Hospice.  For more information, call the Darien Senior Center at 203-656-7455 or email           

“The Awful Truth” (1937) Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, and Ralph Bellamy
Wednesday, April 21st, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road.  A classic sophisticated comedy about a couple who can’t make up their minds about divorce.  For more information, call the Darien Library at 203-655-1234 or go to

DCA Health Fair
Friday, April 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Darien Community Association (DCA), 274 Middlesex Road.  Free testing for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, pulmonary function, skin analysis, body fat and more!  For additional information, call the DCA at 203-655-9050.

Looking for home-delivered gourmet meals?  Top Chef Meals offers an impressive variety of flash frozen gourmet meals for only $5.50.  Microwave/oven safe packaging.  Minimum order of $35.00 plus $15.00 shipping to Darien.  For more information, call Top Chef Meals at 914-372-7080 or go to

Are you considering affordable housing?  Because of the limited supply of affordable housing in Fairfield County, it is important to identify and apply to each affordable housing development several years before you need to move there.  But how does one find affordable rental housing?  Connecticut offers an excellent statewide listing service for affordable, accessible and market-rate rental housing.  Go to or call 1-877-428-8844.

Prevent a fall with a FREE grip rail/grab bar (value $300)!  Stephen C. Gidley, a Darien-based contractor and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, will install one free grip rail/grab bar (18” - 24”) in your shower or bathtub tiled area.  Call 203-655-7018. 

Need a ride?  Take the Gallivant for a donation of only $5.00 (Tel:  203-655-2227) or use your Half-Price Taxi Vouchers!  Call Darien Social Services at 203-656-7328. 

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Alyssa Israel, MPH, CHES
Aging In Place Coordinator
P.O. Box 926, 701 Post Road
Darien, CT  06820
Tel:  203-202-2912  Fax: 203-655-9416

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