Senior Activities in Darien, CT - Fall 2010

Aging In Place in Darien is the one place to call for information and referral to senior programs and services!
Call 203-202-2912

Fall News:
Darien Health Department Flu Clinics
•    Wednesday, September 29th, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at the Darien

Senior Center
•    Tuesday, October 5th, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Darien Town Hall
•    Tuesday, October 19th, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Darien Town Hall
•    Tuesday, October 26th, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at the Darien

Senior Center
•    Tuesday, November 2nd, 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Darien Town Hall
The cost is $30.  Medicare is accepted.  For further information, contact Molly Larson, RN at or call the Darien

Health Department at 203-656-7394.

Ask the Doctors
Tuesday, October 5th, 7:00 p.m. at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road. 

Doctors4Darien, a team of four esteemed community physicians, will discuss new research findings and information related to our bodies and our health.  From dental care to foot care and everything in between, this is your chance to learn new and better paths to wellbeing.  For more information, call the Darien Library at 203-655-1234 or go to

Medicare 411
Tuesday, October 12th, 10:30 a.m. at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road.  Learn about the types of Medicare plans that are available, buying and paying for plans, and how the new healthcare reform benefits affect you.  Presented by Christine Crain, Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Inta Adams, Assistant Director of Darien Social Services. 

For more information, call Inta Adams at 203-656-7321 or e-mail

AIP Annual Luncheon:  How To Live To Be 100
Tuesday, October 19th, 12:00 p.m. at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road.  The Aging in Place Annual luncheon is free and open to the public.  Dr. Edward Schuster, Medical Director at Stamford
Hospital Health & Fitness Institute will give a dynamic presentation on “How to Live to Be 100.”  Please call Alyssa Israel, AIP Coordinator, at 203-202-2912 by October 13th to reserve a space.  Also, please visit the Darien Community Association Website for a full list of classes and activities at or call 203-655-9050.

Why and When to Consider Long Term Care Insurance
Wednesday, October 27th, 5:30 p.m. at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road.  Sponsored by the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, this forum will help you gain a better understanding of the risks and costs of nursing home and home care; why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning; what you need to know before purchasing long-term care insurance; and how the State’s
Partnership program can add to your long-range financial security. 
Space is limited so please call 1-800-547-3443 or 1-860-424-4943 to reserve a seat.

Mahjong at the Darien Senior Center
Every Monday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. at the Darien Senior Center, 30 Edgerton Street.  Learn a new and challenging game or refresh your skills.  Mahjong, an ancient game that involves strategy, skill and luck is played with a set of 152 decorative Chinese tiles with a variety of symbols from nature.  Stay until 12:00 p.m. to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Master Chef Tom Mirto (only $4.00).  For more information, call the Darien Senior Center at 203-656-7455 or e-mail  For a full list of activities at the Darien Senior Center, go to

Need a ride?  Take the Gallivant for a donation of only $5.00.  Call 203-655-2227 to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.  Or purchase Half-Price Taxi Vouchers from Darien Social Services.  Call 203-656-7328 for more information. 
Please feel free to forward this bulletin to friends and family who might be interested!

For more information contact: 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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