Darien Activities for Seniors in February

Here is the latest on Activities for Seniors in Darien, Connecticut
from Aging In Place in Darien:

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“Faces” at Lifetime Learners Open House
Friday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Norwalk Community College East Campus, PepsiCo Theater, 188 Richards Avenue.  Area artist and photographer David Pressler provides a unique view of our world through “Faces”, a video slide show of nature’s geological forms, animals, trees, flowers, man-made objects and people.  Free and open to all.  Bring your lunch or buy it there.  For more information, call Lifetime Learners at 203-857-3330 or go to www.lifetimelearners.org.

Be Prepared for an Emergency
Wednesday, February 16th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Darien Senior Center, 30 Edgerton Street.  Learn about Code Red and Nixle (Darien’s two alert systems), how to put together a “Go Kit” and “Stay Kit”, and meet members of Darien’s emergency management team.  All are welcome.  Door prizes!  For more information, call Beth Paris at 203-656-7455 or e-mail eparis@darienct.gov

Navigating Your Hospital Stay:  What You Should Know
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Darien Senior Center, 30 Edgerton Street.  How does your hospital rate?  Did you know that staying overnight may not always count as a hospital stay and you may not be covered?  Did you know you have a right to ask for a different roommate?  What is a hospitalist and how do they communicate with your personal physician?  Get the questions and answers you need to ensure a safe and successful hospital stay.  Presented by area expert Sue Worland, RN of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.  To register, call Beth Paris at 203-656-7455 or e-mail eparis@darienct.gov

Honeybee:  Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper
Tuesday, February 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road.  Ten years ago, Marina Marchese fell in love with bees during a tour of a neighbor's honeybee hives.  She quit her job, acquired her own bees and eventually opened her own business.  Today, Red Bee Honey sells artisanal honey and honey-related products to shops and restaurants all over the country.  Honeybee is a warm and inspiring story of one woman's intimate experience with honeybees.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, call the DCA at 203-655-9050 or go to www.dariendca.org.

Seniors Who Surf
Every Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Darien Library, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1441 Post Road.  Bring your laptop computer and have fun with others while you surf, email and get the answers to all your questions.  For more information, contact Judy Sgammato, Technology Manager, Darien Library, at 203-669-5256 or jsgammato@darienlibrary.org.

Know Anyone Who Needs Home Heating Assistance? 
Encourage them to call Darien Social Services at 203-656-7328 to find out if they qualify.

Need a Ride? 
Take the Gallivant.  Call 203-655-2227 to make a reservation24-hour advance notice and a voluntary contribution are appreciated.  Or purchase Half-Price Taxi Vouchers from Darien Social Services.  Call 203-656-7328 for more information. 

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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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